University of North Texas - Associate Professor/Professor
The PACCAR Technology Institute is an industry-endowed interdisciplinary research center that combines technology, entrepreneurship, and education for technological advancements and excellence in education. Although not restricted, the current activities have focused more on energy-related areas. The mission of PACCAR Technology Institute is to provide the infrastructure and intellectual leadership for developing outstanding interdisciplinary research programs. The Institute endeavors to deliver leadership and advancements in science and technology keeping in mind the overall mission of the University of North Texas. The PACCAR Institute performs research and public service activities in the best interest of our students and UNT, including conducting technical workshops, conferences, guest lectures and educational toursThe Director will be expected to provide intellectual leadership for planning, directing, and otherwise fostering new interdisciplinary initiatives, including research, education and training, and/or outreach initiatives to support the mission of the Institute. The Director will also be responsible for enhancing the visibility of the PACCAR Technology Institute, overseeing the Institute staff, preparing an annual budget, working with the Institute's Board, and coordinating activities consistent with the Institute's objectives.The Director will hold a tenured faculty position in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and will be expected to develop strong collaborative research programs with researchers within and outside the department, teach Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) undergraduate and graduate courses, support and mentor students, and provide professional and public service activities in the best interest of our students, the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and the College of Engineering at UNT. An offer of employment for this position will be made dependent upon available funding. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely-related field. Additional requirements include a sustained record of scholarship and external research funding with active grant(s), advising of graduate students, successful mentoring of junior faculty, and recognized service activities.