The College of Engineering at The University of Texas Permian Basin is seeking outstanding applicants for two (2) open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering, to begin in the Spring/Fall semester(s) 2021.
The Department currently offers ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering programs.
In addition to teaching and service responsibilities, the successful candidate(s)will be expected to establish innovative, externally-funded research program(s) with effective collaborations in their area(s) of expertise with industry and national labs. Senior applicants should have an outstanding record of externally funded research. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience and expertise in addressing problems related to advanced manufacturing and thermo-fluidics. The successful candidate(s) should additionally have plans to involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research.
UTPB is located in West Texas (Odessa and Midland), in the heart of the Permian Basin, one of the most important petroleum-producing regions in the world. Faculty often have the opportunity to collaborate with oil and chemical companies on student projects directed at problems related to oil production and its associated processing industries. A new Engineering Building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities houses the College of Engineering. More information about the College of Engineering can be found at: https://www.utpb.edu/engineering/index.
Finalists for the position will be required to submit a brief grant proposal to the University of Texas System STARs grant program, which may provide the successful applicant substantial research start-up funding. More information about the STARs program may be found at: https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/academic-affairs/stars-program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Questions regarding the search may be addressed to Dr. Forrest Flocker at MEjobs@utpb.edu.
Please include all required documents with your submission: A single .pdf file with the application and support materials, Support materials consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a list of potential courses to be taught, and complete contact information for at least three professional references.
Unofficial transcripts of all college work should be attached separately in the “Transcript” field.
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*NOTE: Official transcripts are required upon hire and before an offer letter may be tendered.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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• PhD in Mechanical Engineering • Expertise in any of the following areas: thermo-fluidics, advanced manufacturing, mechanical design, controls and robotics • The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering • Senior applicants should have an outstanding record of externally funded research • Experience in curriculum development and program evaluation • Evidence of mentoring student research • Evidence of quality instruction • Experience teaching in the University classroom, both face-to-face and in an on-line format
• Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience and expertise in addressing problems related to advanced manufacturing and thermo-fluidics • Evidence of professional service at state, regional, national, and/or international level
Internal Number: F103P
About University of Texas of the Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.