Asst Professor / Assoc Professor – Mechanical Engineering



Job description

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title
Asst Professor / Assoc Professor – Mechanical Engineering

Department: UNT-Mechanical Engineering-130340

College of Engineering

Job Location: Denton

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Retirement Eligibility
ORP Eligible

Additional Retirement Information

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Department Summary

The University of North Texas (UNT) is strategically located in Denton, Texas which is 35 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. There are over 42,000 students registered in 113 bachelors, 94 masters, and 36 doctoral degree programs. The DFW area has more than six million people, with significant economic growth, numerous industrial establishments, and excellent school districts. UNT is a Carnegie tier one research university and is one of universities designated by the state as an “Emerging Research University.” Our hiring and expansion effort is an integral part of UNT’s commitment to bolster transformational, integrative research and to address complex scientific, technological, environmental, and societal problems through multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The UNT Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is in the 550,000 square foot UNT College of Engineering Discovery Park building situated on 290 acres of land available for R&D enterprises. The College of Engineering was established in 2003 and currently houses five departments.

The ME department ( houses various instructional and research laboratories. Its bachelor programs are ABET accredited and offers master’s and doctoral level graduate programs.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, Korean, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary

The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The ME Department is particularly interested in candidates with strengths in the areas that are directly related to the mission of the department. Candidates with experience in mechatronics (especially in UAS, controls, machine learning and artificial intelligence) are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program funded by extramural funding sources, collaborate with researchers within and outside the department, teach ME undergraduate and graduate courses, support and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the University and the profession.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or in a closely related field.
For the Assistant Professor position, a strong publication record and the potential to succeed in securing research funding and mentoring graduate students are required.
For the Associate Professor position, the requirements include a sustained record of scholarship and external research funding with active grant(s), successful mentoring of junior faculty, and recognized service activities.

Physical Requirements: Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University Vehicle: No

Posting Number: F1157P

How to apply

Apply online

The application materials must include a cover letter including statements of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a list of three to five references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, and three recent significant publications.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.
For further inquiries, please contact the Search Committee at [email protected]

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.