The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso is pleased to invite applications for a
tenure-track/tenured position in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Assistant and/or Associate level starting Fall 2021. The department
will consider applications in a general area of aerospace engineering but applicants outside these areas are also encouraged to apply. A
brief description of the position is shown below.
Aerospace Engineering includingbut not limited to: advanced
structures, hypersonics including high-speed flow as well as thermal management, high Mach fluid structure interaction and materials
ablation, aircraft, spacecraft and mission design.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering,
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline is required. Successful candidates will
demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and the potential for developing an externally funded
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The Department of
Mechanical Engineering also offers a Graduate Certificate in 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing and is currently developing a
proposal to offer an M.S. degree and an undergraduate concentration in Aerospace and Defense Systems Engineering. The Department of
Mechanical Engineering has 1400 undergraduate students, and graduates nearly 200 undergraduates a year, making it one of the top awarders of
mechanical engineering bachelor’s degrees in the country. The Mechanical Engineering Department’s Graduate Program has 130
graduate students, including 60 doctoral students; nearly all graduate students are full time and research active. Both graduate and
undergraduate programs see an approximate 7% growth rate annually. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has annual research expenditures
in excess of $5 million, making it one of the top producing departments in the University from both a research and educational impact.
Of particular relevance to this position, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in conjunction with cSETR operates several
facilities which are available to successful applications. A 2500 sq. ft. Spacecraft Design and Engineering Facility, which
contains several vacuum and environmental chambers, a shaker table, electronics board fabrication equipment and a small satellite
integration area. A 15 sq. mile Technology Research and Innovation Acceleration Park in Fabens, TX (35 miles from the UTEP
main campus) dedicated to rocket engine testing, demonstration vehicle testing and integration, and autonomous vehicle testing with an
adjacent non-towered airport. The Tornillo Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Test Range with 3000 ft runway and 1/4 mi UAS
track. Through a partnership with TMD Defense and Space, a 21,000 sq. ft Hazardous Material Assembly Facility is available
with numerous missile assembly cells and storage magazines with a high-flow firefighting system. In addition, a $70M Center for Advanced
Manufacturing and Aerospace on campus facility has been planned and approved by University of Texas Board of Regents recently.
Department houses two of UTEP’s top research centers, the NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR) and
the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. The Department’s research and education programs strive to create abundant opportunities for
students and to bring the Southwest border region to the pinnacle of advanced technology research excellence. The Department has
laboratories for research in the areas of advanced manufacturing and aerospace and energy systems engineering. The Department also has
exceptional computational capabilities as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing and design practice facilities.
ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a
R1 research university ranked among the nation’s top-tier research universities, according to 2018 Carnegie Classification of
Initiations of Higher Education. Located at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence,
UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the
nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and
research studies on topics of national interest. The region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 130,000 degrees
since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy
annually and creating an estimated 26,499 new jobs, according to a January 2015 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International. El
Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has
been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy
outdoor activities year-round.
RANK & SALARY: Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2020. Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter, 2) detailed curriculum vitae, 3)
names of at least three references, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy and 5) a statement of research interests pertinent to the
To apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.
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