Advanced manufacturing, Biomechanics & medical robotics, MEMS/NEMS & microsystems, & Emerging Areas.
AUSTIN, TEXAS—October 30, 2012
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications from outstanding applicants in the following four areas of interest:
Advanced manufacturing: Applicants are sought at all ranks including assistant, associate or full professor in the area of nanoscale manufacturing systems technology with specific focus on precision machine design, real-time sensing and control architectures, high-speed nanometrology, fault detection, and in-line diagnostics. The candidate should possess strong experimental and analytical skills and experience in applications of nanomanufacturing in areas such as nanoelectronics, alternative energy, and healthcare. There exist excellent collaboration opportunities and facilities in nanoengineering including a recently awarded NSF Engineering Research Center in the area of nanomanufacturing systems.
Biomechanics and medical robotics: Applicants are sought at the rank of assistant professor in the biomechanical engineering area. Specific research areas of interest include haptic devices, rehabilitation robotics, orthopedics, medical devices and robotics, and powered prosthetics and exoskeletons.
MEMS/NEMS and microsystems: Applicants are sought at the rank of assistant professor in the general area of experimental or theoretical research on microscale and nanoscale devices and systems for biomedical, energy, sensing, and communication applications. Specific research areas of interest include but are not limited to lab-on-a-chip and technologies for controlled drug delivery, nanomaterials and microsystems for solar, electrochemical, and thermal energy conversion and storage, thermomechanical reliability and thermal management of microelectronics, and nanoscale sensing and control of the mechanical, flow, and thermal properties of structures and interfaces in microsystems.
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 associate or full professor and must have a strong track record of leadership in promoting diversity. In addition to the materials listed below, applicants for this 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.
Interested applicants should submit pdf versions of the following by email to email@example.com. Use links below.
- a cover letter
- current vitae
- a statement of research and teaching interests
- a list of at least five references.
- For those applying at the assistant professor level, please also provide a copy of your graduate academic transcript.
Candidates should include the words "Faculty Search Committee – Area of Interest" in the subject line of their email. Use email links below. Evaluation of applications will begin November 30, 2012, although the search will be held open until a suitable candidate is identified. Further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin may be found at www.me.utexas.edu. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.
Email your application for the:
- Advanced manufacturing position
- Biomechanics and medical robotics position
- MEMS/NEMS and microsystems position
- Emerging areas position
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.