Professor of Instruction – Department of Mechanical Engineering



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Job description

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 9430
Full/Part Time: Full Time

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Posting End Date

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM CDT on 05/29/2023. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.


Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000/based on a 9 month contract

Hours per Week

Exempt Position: 40 / 4 courses in Fall and 4 courses in Spring.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max)

Essential Functions


  1. Teach and coordinate large in-person / online courses integral to the undergraduate and graduate curricula in Mechanical Engineering, including, but not limited to: EGR 2323 Applied Engineering Analysis I, ME 3293 Thermodynamics I, ME 3663 Fluid Mechanics, ME 4312 Thermal and Fluids Laboratory, ME 4593 Alternative Energy Sources, ME 3113 Measurements and Instrumentation, ME 2173 Numerical Methods, ME 6013 Advanced Engineering Analysis, etc.
  2. Provide service to the department in the role of Undergraduate Advisor of Record, serve on the ABET Committee, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Committee, and other committees as needed.
  3. Provide career advice and mentoring to mechanical engineering undergraduate students.
  4. Actively participate in grant proposal writing and execution of educational projects that will lead to the improvement of teaching practices, curricula in the department, and laboratory facilities for teaching.
  5. Supervise and mentor Adjunct Faculty who may be hired to teach undergraduate courses without previous experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, or equivalent or related are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have professional and/or postdoctoral experience in a subfield of study aligned with Mechanical Engineering.
  • Be willing to collaborate with other faculty members and undergraduate/graduate students in grant proposal writing for funding research projects.
  • 4-5 years of teaching experience in higher education.
  • Have at least 5 years of proven experience in writing, publishing, and reviewing scientific-journal-quality publications.

Working Conditions

On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus. Travel and parking expenses are the employee’s responsibility.

Additional Information

  • Anticipated hire date is Fall 2023.
  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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