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Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Mech and Aero Engineering



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The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor. Candidates with appropriate experience and credentials will be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Applicants with expertise in the general area of energy conversion and storage are invited to apply. Specific areas of desired expertise include, but are not limited to electrochemical batteries, electric vehicles, thermal management, clean energy, renewable energy, fuel cells, hydrogen energy storage, thermochemical energy storage, energy harvesting and emerging energy conversion/storage mechanisms. Candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop a significant externally funded research program. A competitive salary and research startup funds are available for this position.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral or industry research experience is desirable.

Department Information:

Areas of excellence in the MAE department include Renewable Energy and Thermal Management of Multiscale Engineered Systems; Hybrid and Electric Automotive Engineering; Datacenter Thermal Management; Life Cycle Management of Advanced Material Systems and Multiscale Structures; Efficient, Green Propulsion Systems and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. UT Arlington has excellent laboratory and computational facilities to support research in the areas of interest, with state-of-the-art fabrication facilities at the Shimadzu Institute Nanotechnology Research Center (, Characterization Center for Materials & Biology (C2MB, and the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI, Opportunities exist for collaborative research with various other UT Arlington research centers, programs, and local industry partners.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:· Curriculum Vitae· Cover Letter· Unofficial Transcripts (required for candidates for whom their degree is not in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering)· Research Statement (maximum three pages)· Teaching Statement (maximum two pages)· Contact information for 5 references
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by Dec 15 will receive full consideration.Questions may be addressed to Prof. Ankur Jain at more information about UTA, please visit:

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