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Assistant / Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

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Assistant / Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering


UNT-Mechanical Engineering-130340


College of Engineering

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ORP Eligible

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Department Summary:

The University of North Texas (UNT) is strategically located in Denton, Texas which is 35 miles north of both Dallas and Fort Worth. There are over 42,000 students registered in 113 bachelors, 94 masters, and 36 doctoral degree programs. The DFW area has more than six million people, with significant economic growth, numerous industrial establishments, and excellent school districts. UNT is a Carnegie tier one research university and is one of the universities designated by the state as an “Emerging Research University.” Our hiring and expansion effort is an integral part of UNT’s commitment to bolster transformational, integrative research and to address complex scientific, technological, environmental, and societal problems through multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The UNT Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is in the 550,000 square foot UNT College of Engineering Discovery Park building situated on 290 acres of land available for R&D enterprises. The College of Engineering was established in 2003 and currently houses five departments.

The ME department ( houses various instructional and research laboratories ( Its bachelor programs are ABET accredited and offers master’s and doctoral level graduate programs. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantone

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for three Assistant/Associate Professor faculty positions. As openings arise, we will actively source candidates from this applicant pool.
The ME Department is particularly interested in candidates with strengths in the areas that are directly related to the mission of the department. For these three positions, candidates with experience in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • intelligent autonomous systems (intelligent mobility and transportation vehicles, intelligent robotics, smart mechanical systems, and reduced order computations using emerging technologies).
  • mechatronics and microdevices (tactile and haptic, unmanned aerial systems, artificial intelligence, sensors, and healthcare).
  • robotics and control (bio-inspired robotics, human-machine interface, control and safety in transportation systems).
The successful candidates will build on current strengths in the Department and will contribute to our research program, promote transdisciplinary research, develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program funded by extramural funding sources, teach ME undergraduate and graduate courses, support, and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the University and the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or in a closely related field. Post-doctoral research experience or other academic/industrial research experience is commended.

  • For the Assistant Professor positions, a strong publication record and the potential to succeed in securing research funding and mentoring graduate students are required.
  • For the Associate Professor positions, the requirements include a sustained record of scholarship and external research funding with active grant(s), successful mentoring of junior faculty, and recognized service activities.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

intelligent autonomous systems, mechatronics and microdevices, or robotics and control

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.
The application materials must include:

  • A cover letter indicating the specific position (i.e., (1) intelligent autonomous systems, (2) mechatronics and microdevices, or (3) robotics and control),
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • A list of three to five references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
  • Three recent significant publications.
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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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