Faculty Openings

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Instruction or Practice

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction or Practice. This position is a professional track (non-tenure-track), 9-month, full-time appointment. Opportunities to augment the 9-month salary by teaching in the summer may be possible based on department needs. Please apply for this position here. 

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Multiple Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates in the following areas of mechanical engineering will be considered. (Candidates are encouraged to view these areas of emphasis in the broadest sense in determining whether they match their research skills and interests.) Please apply for this position here. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing, including, but not limited to, additive manufacturing, nanomanufacturing, biomanufacturing, and manufacturing of flexible devices with an emphasis on smart manufacturing, including real-time metrology, data analytics, and process control
  • Sustainable Energy Systems, with an emphasis on design and manufacturing
  • Nuclear And Radiation Engineering, including: (a) materials in nuclear and space environments; (b) radiation interactions/effects in materials and materials survivability; (c) chemical engineering and processing of nuclear materials; and (d) nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics
  • Robotics, including the development of: (a) bio-inspired robotic systems, including soft actuation and sensing; (b) autonomous vehicles and transportation systems, including ground, aerial, underwater and/or space vehicles; and (c) novel control techniques, especially in multi-agent systems, human-centered robotics, and/or human-robot teaming
  • Thermal-fluid Sciences, including: (a) climate change and clean energy; (b) microelectronics and quantum hardware; (c) biomedical instrumentation; and (d) data sciences

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Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer for possible temporary/non-tenure track, part-time positions to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Positions are part-time, contingent upon student enrollment and the availability of funding, and are not available every year. Assignments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Please apply for this position here.


All Applicants

Interested applicants should submit the following via the link under that position: a cover letter, current vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references. For those applying at the Assistant Professor level, please also provide a copy of your graduate academic transcript.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Area of Interest. 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. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

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