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The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Integrated Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled by August 2022. The Department is looking for outstanding individuals at the Assistant Professor level with demonstrated research expertise who can help the department strengthen its teaching and research programs. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field by the time of employment. Applicants are sought in the research area of computational high-speed aerodynamics. Subfields of interest include but are not limited to: hypersonic/supersonic aerothermodynamics, compressible flows, transitional and turbulent flows, pressure-gain combustion, chemically-reacting flows, and air-breathing propulsion.
The successful candidates are expected to build successful, externally funded research programs in collaboration with other units in the department, the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the NASA Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE) and across the University. The successful candidates will also need to have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational necessities of a diverse urban population and be committed to advancing the University’s mission as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. UTSA has recently completed a Mach 7 wind tunnel facility and a detonation tube and is constructing a high-enthalpy shock tube. In addition, the university will soon open a new School of Data Science. Applicants that can successfully leverage these resources while demonstrating a creative vision for original research are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent must be able to (1) develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program; (2) supervise graduate students; (3) teach undergraduate and graduate classes in ME; (4) work with others across disciplinary boundaries; (5) show a commitment to inclusion and diversity; and (6) serve the department, College of Engineering, and the University.
Posting End Date
Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2021. Review of applications begins November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials
Interested candidates must submit an application through the following link: https://www.utsa.edu/hr/employment/
- Cover letter specifying interest in high-speed aerodynamics,
- List of at least three references with current e-mail address and telephone number,
- A research statement (2-page limit), and a teaching philosophy statement (2-page limit) that includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment,
- Curriculum vitae.
- Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field
- Applicants are sought in the research area of computational high-speed aerodynamics.
- Subfields of interest include but are not limited to: hypersonic/supersonic aerothermodynamics, compressible flows, transitional and turbulent flows, pressure-gain combustion, chemically-reacting flows, and air-breathing propulsion.
For information, please contact:
Samuel G. Dawson Professor of Mechanical Engineering
On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus
- UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
- This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
- Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.
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 regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.