Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Mechanical Engineering
Location: Waco, Texas
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Internal Number: 4617005
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to start in August 2024. Details for this position can be found at (apply.interfolio.com/130520).
The position is open to candidates in Materials Science and Engineering and supports the Signature Academic Initiative area of Materials Science in Baylor's Illuminate Strategic Plan. Candidates with areas of research and teaching that compliment departmental strengths are encouraged to apply. These areas include but are not limited to: advanced and additive manufacturing, advanced structural metals, advanced polymer and ceramic composites, modeling and simulation of materials processing, bio and bio-inspired materials, meta-materials, metallurgy, and microstructure and nanostructure characterization. Computational and experimental research thrust areas will be equally considered.
Requirements include an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field, outstanding English communication skills, a commitment to teaching excellence, demonstrated research achievement and publication record, and a commitment to professional activities. Post-doctoral research experience and other related industrial experience will also be considered. In light of Baylor's strong Christian mission, the successful applicant must have an active Christian faith. Responsibilities include active research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, course curriculum development, and professional service. A competitive startup package will accompany the position.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2023, and must include: 1) a current vita, 2) an individualized statement of teaching interests, 3) an individualized statement of research plans related to Baylor's programs, 4) a statement of active Christian faith, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Further information, including official transcripts, will be required of finalists.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering
Baylor's BSME program is ABET/EAC-accredited and the ME department has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty, two clinical faculty, and three full-time lecturers. The faculty are internationally recognized in research areas including Biomechanics, Biomedical Sensors, Additive and Advanced Manufacturing, Ceramic and Polymeric Composites, Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, Combustion, Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics, Fiber Suspension Mechanics, and Interfacial Fluid Mechanics. The ME department is housed in the Rogers Engineering Building and has state-of-the art research facilities in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) (www.baylor.edu/bric). The ME department jointly oversees the Pre-engineering program, offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and BS in Engineering, MS in Biomedical Engineering, and Master of Engineering degrees.
Baylor University with nearly 21,000 students is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked Carnegie R1 research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/) and academic strategic plan Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world's largest Baptist University, Baylor has over 5000 graduate students in over 100 graduate programs from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.