Assistant or Associate Professor - Thermal Sciences & Fluid Mechanics

Houston, Texas
Aug 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description 

Assistant or Associate Professor - Thermal Sciences & Fluid Mechanics - (FAC000599) 

Organization : H0073 Mechanical Engineering 

Salary Commensurate with Experience  


Description : The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning in Fall 2019. Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Particular emphasis is in the broad area of fluid mechanics and thermal sciences. Successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. They are expected to establish a dynamic and internationally recognized research program, and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Furthermore, they must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Information about UH's Department of Mechanical Engineering is available at

As a part of a major drive for excellence, including recent designation of UH as a Tier 1 university, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to advance both the quantity and quality of the engineering research programs. UH is Texas’ premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with over 40,000 students located on a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations as well as sports and year-around outdoor activities.

UH is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of engineering or physical sciences. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong record of scholarship, and external funding, as well as a commitment to teaching.   Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Publications  

Employee Status : Regular/Benefits 

Job Posting : Aug 10, 2018, 4:23:06 PM

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