Location: San Antonio, TX
Job ID: 5448
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is
an urban-serving, Hispanic thriving discovery enterprise deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. The Department of
Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications and nominations for the position of
Department Chair. The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high quality research and scholarship, (2) excellence in
undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity. This
successful candidates will need to demonstrate a clear vision for expanding the research enterprise of the Department, a plan for the
continued growth of graduate and undergraduate educational programs, and the ability to build strong relationships with local industry and
other academic departments. This hire is part of UTSA’s focused cluster hiring plan in the area of Human Performance. The successful
applicant is expected to have a research program in biomechanics or other area related to human performance. The Human Performance effort
leverages strengths throughout San Antonio to develop research that can positively impact human performance for health, sport and military
function. San Antonio is a recognized as a biomedical hub, being host to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio Military
Health System, UT Health San Antonio, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and a robust biotech industry. This cluster hiring program is
adding six new faculty members across the campus. The ME Department, the College of Engineering and UTSA are focused on increasing national
and international recognition as an institution of research excellence. The annual research expenditures of the ME Department are ~$4.1
million, with a broad range of research interests that include advanced materials in the areas of advanced materials and mechanics,
thermofluid system and renewable energy, aerospace and
hypersonic flow, manufacturing and system optimization, dynamics controls and
robotics. The biomechanics and biomedical related research interests includes Computational Bioengineering and Biomedicine, tissue
biomechanics, fluid mechanics, and Healthcare Engineering.. The ME Department currently has 22 fulltime faculty (5 endowed chairs), 6 full
time lecturers, and 1075 undergraduate, 68 M.S., and 48 Ph.D. students, with the doctoral program jointly sponsored by SwRI. The Department
offers accredited B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. UTSA is committed to growth in student opportunities, as
indicated by the $95 million Science and Engineering building to be completed in summer 2020.
Additional information about the ME
Department can be found at https://engineering.utsa.edu /mechanical/.
UTSA is one of the 13 University of Texas System’s Campuses situated in
the City of San Antonio. The College of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department at UTSA have experienced sustained growth in
student population, number of faculty, and research awards. The College includes four engineering departments: Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The College of
Engineering hosts several research centers including the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute and the Institute for Cyber Security.
The University enjoys strong ties with other research institutions and companies located in San Antonio. These include the Southwest
Research Institute, CPS Energy, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. San Antonio is the
seventh largest city in the United States. Located in South Central Texas San Antonia has mild winters and an affordable cost of living. San
Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities and is a hub for engineering, industry, construction, manufacturing, and military
Posting End Date
The review of applications material will begin on the preferred
deadline of November 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials
To apply, please create a single file in PDF format containing in the following order:
- A research and teaching statement, which includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic
environment (4-page limit)
- A statement regarding previous administrative experience and their vision for the department (2-page
- Complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Click the “Apply” button below to begin
the application, which will include the creation of an account, and in Step 2, when asked for a Resume, upload your single PDF file
- Research in the area of Biomechanics or other area
related to human performance
- Doctorate in mechanical engineering or related field
- Outstanding research and teaching record
that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent upon Board of Regents approval)
commitment to inclusion and diversity
- Experience in an academic supervisory
- Experience with ABET accreditation
- Knowledge of innovative curriculum development and
- Experience with fiscal management responsibilities
- Leadership in professional organizations
- The Department seeks exceptional candidates with (1) a record of high quality research and
scholarship, (2) excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, (3) leadership experience and (4) a demonstrated commitment to
inclusion and diversity.
- The required qualifications of the successful candidate are a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a
related field, outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent
upon Board of Regents approval), and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity.
- Applicants must be able to show proof
that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
- UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UTSA is a
- This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
- At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy
of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the
Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
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The University of Texas at San Antonio is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
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