High-Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics Faculty Position – Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Integrated Design at the  University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenure-track position to be filled by  August 2022. The Department is looking for outstanding individuals at the Assistant Professor level with  demonstrated research expertise who can help the department strengthen its teaching and research  programs. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely  related field by the time of employment. Applicants are sought in the research area of computational high speed aerodynamics. Subfields of interest include but are not limited to: hypersonic/supersonic  aerothermodynamics, compressible flows, transitional and turbulent flows, pressure-gain combustion,  chemically-reacting flows, and air-breathing propulsion. 

The successful candidates are expected to build successful, externally funded research programs in  collaboration with other units in the department, the College of Engineering, the College of Science, the  NASA Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE) and across the University.  UTSA has recently completed a Mach 7 wind tunnel facility and a detonation tube and is constructing a  high-enthalpy shock tube. In addition, the university will soon open a new School of Data Science.  Applicants that can successfully leverage these resources while demonstrating a creative vision for original  research are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent must be able to:
(1) develop an externally  funded and internationally recognized research program;
(2) supervise graduate students;
(3) teach  undergraduate and graduate classes in ME;
(4) work with others across disciplinary boundaries;
(5) show  a commitment to inclusion and diversity;
(6) serve the department, College of Engineering, and the  University.  

UTSA is located in San Antonio, Texas, a vibrant city of more than 1.6 million people, with significant  economic growth, numerous industrial establishments, and excellent school districts. The city and the  University provide excellent cultural and educational opportunities as well as exceptional employment  opportunities. The University, classified as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving  Institution (HSI), has more than 30,000 students and is the third largest component in the University of  Texas System. The Mechanical Engineering Department is housed within the College of Engineering and  Integrated Design (CEID) and is ABET accredited with programs at the bachelors, masters, and PhD levels.  For more information, please visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering website at http://engineering.utsa.edu/mechanical/ 

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Priority  will be given to applications received by October 31, 2021.

Interested candidates must submit an  application through the following link: https://jobs.utsa.edu 

• Cover letter specifying interest in high-speed aerodynamics, 

• List of at least three references with current e-mail address and telephone number, • A research statement (2-page limit), and a teaching philosophy statement (2-page limit) that  includes discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment, • Curriculum vitae. 

Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified  to work in the United States by the time of hire. The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and it is committed to diversity in its faculty and its educational  programs. The College of Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTSA value equality,  and strongly encourage women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.