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The University of Texas at Austin seeks an experienced and visionary academic leader with a distinguished record of research for the position of Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Department has 61 faculty members and encompasses a broad range of disciplines in the mechanical sciences and engineering, including programs in Materials Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Operations Research. For more information on the Department, please visit

The Chair is expected to advance the Department's mission by attracting and mentoring the highest quality faculty, expanding and broadening the Department's interdisciplinary research activities, and initiating innovative educational programs both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, which currently have about 1100 and 400 students, respectively.

The successful candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. with academic achievements commensurate with appointment as a full professor with tenure; a highly distinguished record of research; international recognition in his or her field; and demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and experience.

An application consisting of a curriculum vitae; a concise statement regarding teaching, research, and leadership experience; and the names of at least five references (with titles, affiliations, and complete contact information) should be e-mailed to Ms. Fatima Bridgewater ( Candidates are encouraged to submit their application before January 1, 2011, to receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Austin is an EO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.


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