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Instructional Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology at College of Technology is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track instructional assistant professor position with a nine-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2023.

We seek exceptional teacher-scholars committed to developing or enhancing a robust curriculum; and delivering innovative, hands-on learning experiences to support our academic mission. The main responsibility of the position is high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the department and may include mechanical engineering topics such as statics, dynamics, systems dynamics, computer aided design and simulation, solid mechanics, machine design, engineering graphics, and quality control.

Applications may be submitted at They should include a letter of interest, names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation (referees may be contacted later in the selection process to submit letters directly via the online system), a current curriculum vita, a teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching, and a diversity statement.

The CoT is one of the fastest growing colleges at the University of Houston, and with over 5,200 students, it is the 4th largest college on campus. As per the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) 2020 report, CoT is #1 in total number of engineering technology (ET) enrollment and total number of degrees awarded, #1 in total number of ET degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (44.2% of total degrees awarded by CoT), and #1 in total number of ET degrees awarded to women. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.

The ET department which houses BS and MS programs in computer engineering technology, electrical power engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, and biotechnology is committed to workforce development, community enrichment, and corporate progress. CoT is a member of the AI Innovation Consortium, a US-based think tank of IT thought leaders focused on building standards and best practices that help drive AI adoption, evolve privacy, data governance and bias, guiding principles and effectively align AI evolution to propel organizations and communities forward. We are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future's technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation. Additional information is available at: Engineering Technology

Starting January 2023, the College of Technology will merge with the Cullen College of Engineering to bring better outcomes for our students and better opportunities for our faculty/staff to meet our research and service mission.

Following the vision of University of Houston (UH) Chancellor and President Renu Khator, the College of Technology is beginning its journey to the Sugar Land campus. The College of Technology (CoT) building opened at UH at Sugar Land in 2019, featuring state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and meeting spaces. A recent legislative session approved funding for a second CoT building at UH at Sugar Land. The expectation is that all CoT programs and departments will be at Sugar Land by 2025.

The University of Houston (UH) is a Tier-one Research University highly invested in drug discovery and development, accessible healthcare, sustainable communities and infrastructure, cyber and physical security, and energy research thrusts. The College of Technology is the fourth largest college at UH and one of the fastest growing colleges on campus. 

UH is a designated Hispanic-serving institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution and recognized as one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity, and the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

A Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or related areas is required. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience is preferred.

Candidates will be expected to excel in teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses and contribute to the continuous improvement and outcome-based assessment and accreditation of the program.

Organization: H0139 Engineering Technology
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Oct 10, 2022, 4:24:37 PM

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