The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in areas encompassed by mechanical and aerospace engineering. Opportunities exist at the Assistant and Associate Professor ranks. The Department’s long term plan for these positions focuses on composite materials, aerospace structures, and additive manufacturing but other concentration areas are acceptable. Strong applicants are expected to describe how their fields augment the departmental goals.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTEP has an enrollment of over 1100 graduate and undergraduate students. The Department has a dynamic research programs, with a more than 500% increase in annual research expenditures over the last 5 years. The Department houses two of UTEP’s top research centers, the NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research and the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. The Department’s research and education programs strive to create abundant opportunities for students and to bring the Southwest border region to the pinnacle of advanced technology research excellence. The current research portfolio of the Mechanical Engineering Department includes a broad range of federally and industry-funded projects that support research activities in three major areas: aerospace and defense engineering, additive manufacturing, and energy systems. The Department has world class research facilities in the areas of advanced manufacturing, aerospace systems, and energy engineering. The Department is currently building a large technology research and innovation acceleration facility at an external site in Fabens, Texas. The Department also has exceptional computational capabilities as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing and design practice facilities.
The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. The Department is currently developing a proposal to offer an M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. The Department also participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Materials Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Computational Science. The Department is part of a rapidly growing College of Engineering that has doubled its research expenditures and experienced a 25% increase in enrollment over the last five years. Additional information about the Department and College is available at http://me.utep.edu and http://engineering.utep.edu.