Multiple Tenure-Track Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates in the following areas of mechanical engineering will be considered: Advanced Manufacturing, Design and Humanitarian Engineering, Precision Mechatronics and Controls, and Robotics. Please apply for this position here. 

Assistant Professor in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

The Operations Research & Industrial Engineering graduate program, housed within the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, broadly focused on the integration of data and decision making. Specific methodological areas of interest include optimization under uncertainty, analytics, machine learning, and simulation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in the application areas of energy and/or environment, advanced manufacturing, or healthcare are especially encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, outstanding applications are welcomed from any research area, beyond the specific areas of interest mentioned previously. Please apply for this position here. 

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer for possible temporary/non-tenure track, part-time positions to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Positions are part-time, contingent upon student enrollment and the availability of funding, and are not available every year. Assignments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Please apply for this position here..


Suggestions for Preparing Application Materials for Faculty Positions

Suggestions for the Cover Letter: Describe synergies with existing research and teaching programs conducted by UT faculty. Please include a brief and accessible description of your research and its potential application/societal impact and a brief summary of your values around teaching and mentoring. Please also share why you are interested in the UT ME or ORIE program and how you see yourself being successful here.

Curriculum Vitae: CVs should include funding/grant information, if applicable. Please list all publications.

Suggestions for the Research Statement: Describe your research contributions to date and your plans for your first 5 years as an assistant professor.  An effective research statement will highlight your individual contributions and describe past and potential future collaborations with others. Please also highlight the impact of your research and describe any potential applications that benefit society. Optional: representative publications, preprints, or documentation of other scholarly accomplishments can be attached at the end of the research statement.

Suggestions for the Teaching and Mentoring Statement: Describe your teaching and mentoring experiences to date, your teaching philosophy, and your plans for teaching. Please identify undergraduate and/or graduate courses that you could teach as an assistant professor, indicating for each your experience with the material and your interest and approach to teaching it. 

An effective teaching and mentoring statement will describe your pedagogical approach in the classroom and convey how your prior experiences shape your teaching plans. It should also include your approach to mentoring students in research, with particular attention paid to how you will support the success of each individual student and your commitment to supporting their professional development, educational growth, and the ethical conduct of research and scholarship. 

List of Three References: Please provide the names and contact information of three references who we can contact regarding your application.