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Panos Family Endowed Chair - Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2023
Title Panos Family Endowed Chair - Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for the Panos Family Endowed Chair (Tenured Full professor) position beginning in Fall 2024. Candidates must be internationally renowned leaders in a sub-discipline within mechanical engineering with demonstrated success in research, teaching and service. All contemporary topics in mechanical engineering are of interest. Successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriately related field.

The department is home to 30 full-time faculty, ~90 doctoral students, ~150 master students, and ~1,000 undergraduate students. Information about the department is available at

To apply, please visit and submit (1) a letter of application (cover letter), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of research plan, and (5) list of five references including name and contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions concerning the positions, please contact Dr. Pradeep Sharma at

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-Designated Tier 1 public research university and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center which houses major academic research programs in cancer, genetics, and neuroscience with a significant focus on translational research. With over 46,000 students, UH offers a comprehensive range of programs across 15 colleges, fostering innovation in fields such as energy, health, hospitality, business, education, law, STEM, and the humanities. Boasting top-tier faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, student success initiatives, and a strong commitment to community engagement, UH prepares students to thrive in a globally interconnected world while contributing impactful research and innovation to the region and beyond. 

The University's prime location in America's fourth-largest city supports extensive industry partnerships and experiential learning opportunities. Renowned for its energy industry and NASA's Space Center, Houston is home to a vibrant cultural scene with world-class museums, theaters, and restaurants. Houston thrives as a hub for innovation, education, and arts, fostering a unique blend of community charm and modern progress. 

As a part of a major drive for excellence, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to advance both the quantity and quality of the engineering research programs. UH is also a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement

  • The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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