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The Mechanical Engineering Department is now recruiting for faculty positions. See directions below to apply.

Positions in Advanced manufacturing, Emerging Areas and Operations Research & Industrial Design

AUSTIN, TEXAS—October 3, 2013

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications from outstanding applicants in the following three areas of interest:

Advanced manufacturing: Applicants are sought at the rank of assistant professor in the area of advanced manufacturing with a specific focus on manufacturing biomaterials. The candidate should possess strong experimental and analytical skills. Areas of interest include micro- and nano-manufacturing, additive manufacturing and other emerging bio-manufacturing techniques. The candidate's research experience and teaching interests should have a clear connection to clinical applications in areas such as targeted and customized therapies and diagnostics, tissue engineering, and patient-specific medical devices. There exist excellent collaboration opportunities and facilities in micro- and nano-engineering, including the recently awarded NASCENT nanosystems engineering research center.

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering: Applicants are sought with demonstrated research interests in data analytics applied to healthcare systems engineering. Outstanding candidates at all ranks will be considered with a preference for the early professor rank. Applications are invited in all methodological areas of operations research with research expertise in simulation, applied probability, statistics, optimization, or decision analysis. A strong interest in collaborating with researchers at the University's new Dell Medical School is desired.

Emerging areas: This is an open search for candidates with demonstrated research excellence in any emerging area in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants are sought at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. For the rank of assistant professor, areas of interest include:

  1. cyberphysical systems, with a focus on the development of smart mechanical systems and processes with connections to "big data"
  2. medical acoustics with an interest in diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  3. advanced energy systems, exploiting recent advances in materials and micro- and nanotechnologies to enhance heat and mass transfer, lower energy usage and improved performance in traditional energy systems
  4. theoretical and computational materials by design for enabling novel devices and systems.

Emerging area applicants for the rank of associate or full professor must have a record of demonstrated research excellence in any emerging area in Mechanical Engineering and a strong track record of leadership in promoting diversity. In addition to the materials listed below, applicants for the senior position must submit a statement of strategy for promoting diversity in the Department.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences related to the area and a record of high accomplishment with a clearly upward-pointing career trajectory. For senior hires, evidence of leadership in directing multi-investigator research programs is essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

Application Instructions

Interested applicatants must submit the online application which will include the following documents and information.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current vitae
  3. Statement of research interests
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Five references.
  6. Three most significant publications
  7. For those applying at the assistant professor level, please also provide a copy of your graduate academic transcript.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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