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Assistant Professor of Engineering - Engineering Practice

The University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Gallogly College of Engineering: School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Engineering - Engineering Practice

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Gallogly College of Engineering: School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Open Date:
Jan 10, 2024

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a candidate for a teaching-focused rank-renewable term Assistant Professor of Engineering Practice position in mechanical engineering.  The position is a three-year rank renewable term contract, with an opportunity to advance to the ranks of Associate and Full Professor of Engineering Practice. This position is part of a larger initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growing enrollment and improving retention. The State of Oklahoma is investing in engineering in support of growing engineering graduates for the state workforce.  Candidates seeking to work in a rapidly-growing School and College, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and towards the mission of student success, are encouraged to apply. 

The School is seeking a candidate to teach undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering such as Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Design of Thermal Fluid Systems, lab courses such as Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Laboatory, guide capstone design projects and student competition teams, and assist in improving retention and graduation rates. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative instruction, an ethos of care and support of students, effective mentorship and guidance of students, and a commitment to building collaboration. Candidates with an interest in educational research are welcome and will have opportunities for collaboration with current and new faculty.

Department and Region: AME currently has 31 full-time faculty members and over 650 undergraduate and 95 graduate students. Currently, both AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing strong growth in research, corporate and private donations, and student enrollment. More information about AME is available at

Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings.

The University of Oklahoma (OU): OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 31,000 students and has more than 2,900 full-time faculty members. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence ( and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office ( The College and School support faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational support.


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or in a closely-related discipline.  Relevant industrial experience is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions:

Candidates are invited to submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a teaching statement describing how their background supports success of undergraduate students; (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) a list of at least three references.

Review of candidates will begin on January 26, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2024.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications at Please email with any questions about the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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