Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Engineering Technology (130350)

College of Engineering

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT) anticipates filling a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in its Mechanical Engineering Technology program with special emphasis in mechanical design starting in fall 2017. Faculty members are expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, develop collaborative research initiatives with university wide constituents, articulate well with industry, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and to the continuous improvement and outcome-based assessment of the program to maintain ETAC/ABET accreditation. The Department continues to experience growth in undergraduate and graduate student enrollment and in industrial and research funding support and is committed to educating superior individuals for a rewarding career in engineering through innovative teaching and application-based research. The Department is unique in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and it currently serves over 500 students pursuing BSET degrees in Construction, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as the M.S. in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Construction Management, Engineering Management, Electrical Systems and Mechanical Systems. Faculty also regularly contribute to Ph.D. programs offered in the College of Engineering and are responsible for over $500K in externally funded annual expenses. Salary, benefits and responsibilities typical for a major Tier I research university can be expected. Additional information about the department, its programs, and faculty is available at Applicants must submit their applications through the university's portal Screening of applications will begin after March 15, 2017 and will continue until the search is closed. For additional information and questions, please contact Dr. Seifollah Nasrazadani, (
As the nation's 26th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to over 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT's official Carnegie classification is "R1 Doctoral University with the highest research activity", which is Carnegie's top classification for research universities.
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:
Earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or closely related fields. The successful applicant will exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills and have a combination of teaching, research, or relevant industrial experience in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology with emphasis in mechanical design. At the Associate Professor rank, the successful applicant will also have accumulated a substantial record of scholarship that includes funding and publications in relevant fields, and a record of undergraduate and graduate student mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:
Outstanding candidates with additional relevant expertise in aeronautical, electromechanical, or HVAC engineering technology commensurate with current or emerging departmental educational and research directions are especially encouraged to apply. PE licensure or the ability to become licensed is highly desired.

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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