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Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX, United States
Department Engineering
Application Deadline 12/01/2022
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1394
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) seeks applicants for one or more faculty positions as part of a college wide cluster hire in the broad area of Materials Science and Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. Successful candidates are expected to start in the Fall 2023 semester. The Mechanical Engineering department at UTRGV has an enrollment of over 1,000 undergraduate students and about 60 master's degree students. The program has ABET accreditation. Successful candidates will contribute to one or more of the following centers and upcoming doctoral program in the College of Engineering & Computer Science: the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Cyber Systems (CAMICS), the Center for Nanotechnology and upcoming interdisciplinary PhD program in materials science and engineering. Please visit our website at .

The positions are for tenure track assistant professors; however, exceptional candidates may be considered for credit toward time on tenure track or for appointment as associate professor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an accredited university. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching, research capabilities of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of leadership, skill in interdisciplinary research and collaboration along with the potential to develop (or already developed) an outstanding research program and high-profile publications as well as a successful record of extramural funding.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well-designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program and to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate having (or potential to) achieved excellence and balance in teaching, research and service, collaboration with faculty across disciplines and the ability to involve undergraduate students as well as graduate students in research activities.

Preferred Qualification:
The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the Materials and Advanced Manufacturing areas.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 10/01/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on December 2, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received prior to January 11, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are applying for the first time, please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited to campus for an interview. Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

Additional Information:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region
to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement system of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

For additional information on UTRGV, please visit this link

Please Note:
Please Note: Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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