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This position has now closed, although it has not yet been filled. We had an exceptional response, and are no longer accepting applications. Applicants will be notified of their status.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates should have an interest and expertise in the general area of energy, with specific interest in solar energy, biofuels, or energy storage. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in mechanical, chemical, or materials science and engineering, or a related field. The candidate should possess strong experimental and/or theoretical/computational expertise with a desire to build a world class research and education program. The successful candidate will interact with faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and will be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments with interests in renewable/sustainable energy areas. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, develop a strongly funded research program, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following to Professor David Bogard, Faculty Search Committee Chair, by e-mail addressed to Alicia Snyder at (1) cover letter, (2) current vita, (3) statement of research and teaching interests and (4) list of at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin November 16, 2009, but applications received by December 15, 2009 will receive full consideration. Further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin can be found at our website. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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