Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track #499890

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track #499890





Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in design, manufacturing, optimization, or other fields of mechanical or aerospace engineering. Candidates with interest and expertise in, but not limited to, micro- and nano-system engineering, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, modeling and simulation, advanced manufacturing, and energy engineering, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates are expected to
(1)excel in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses,
(2)direct master and doctoral theses,
(3)achieve in quality publications through funded research projects, and
(4)participate in departmental, college, and university service.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree from an accredited college/university in mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Those with industry experience and/or prior teaching experience are preferred. A strong record of research and publications is desired.

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

About the Department and University:

Lamar’s undergraduate mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The department has approximately 400 students. The department offers both Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering degrees as well as Doctor of Engineering degree. Lamar University, located in Beaumont, TX, is a public university and part of the Texas State University System. The university has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, with enrollment steadily increasing to more than 17,000. The metropolitan Beaumont area is located 85 miles east of Houston and has a population of 120,000. The strong local oil and gas industry serves as the primary economic engine of the region and has a global impact.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply:

Qualified individuals should complete online application and attach a letter of interest, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and a list of at least three references at For additional information about the department and college, please visit our websites, and, respectively.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jenny Zhou at [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 7/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time