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Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Baylor University

  • Nov. 14, 2017
  • Review of applications starts 1/8/2018 and continues until filled
  • August 2018
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Chair of Mechanical Engineering. The new Chair will communicate a clear vision for the future of education and research to a constituency that includes academia, government, industry and alumni. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and will demonstrate proven skills in leadership, research achievement, teaching excellence, professional engagement, and English communications. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the School and will be a tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Baylor’s ABET accredited ME program currently has 14 tenured/tenure-track, 2 clinical, and 3 lecturer faculty members, with plans to grow to 27 total faculty by 2023. The faculty are internationally recognized in Biomechanical Experimentation, Design, and Simulation; Thermal and Energy Engineering; and Advanced Materials Engineering. ME faculty research is conducted in well-established laboratories and consortia housed within the Rogers ECS Building and the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) (see The department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering oversees the Pre-Engineering program and offers BS in Engineering, MS in Biomedical Engineering, and Master of Engineering degrees. Current enrollment is 193 pre-engineering, 322 undergrad ME, and 33 full-time ME graduate students. Additional information regarding the Baylor ME department is available at

The mission of the program is to educate students within a caring Christian environment in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. Our graduates are to be equipped with the fundamental technical, communication, and teamwork skills to succeed in their chosen careers. They are to be empowered by innovative problem-solving creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset, and motivated by Christian ideals and a vocational calling to improve the quality of life worldwide.

Application review begins January 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply at:

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

  • Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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