Professor, Mechanical Engineering - University of Texas at San Antonio

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. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be considered if sufficient independent research accomplishments can be demonstrated. Applicants for associate or full professor must have demonstrated outstanding research and teaching records that warrant an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure (contingent upon Board of Regents approval). Exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level will also be considered for the endowed Whitacre Chair position in Mechanics. 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 flow, transition, 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, and across the University. UTSA is finalizing the construction of a Mach 7 wind tunnel facility and the university is also planning 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. Given the nature of this field of research, applications from candidates eligible to participate in ITAR-regulated projects are preferred. 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.

Interested applicants must submit:
-Cover letter specifying interest in high-speed aerodynamics
-List of at least three references with current e-mail address and telephone number
-A research (2-page limit) and teaching philosophy (2-page limit) statement that includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment
-Curriculum vitae

Special note:

UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

-This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

-Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

-The University of Texas at San Antonio is an
Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and it is committed to diversity in its faculty and its educational programs.

The College of Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTSA value equality, and strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.