Employment

Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of North Texas (UNT) is 11 years young and has experienced rapid growth over this period.  UNT is a “R1 Doctoral University with the highest research activity”, which is Carnegie’s top classification for research universities.  The department is committed to educating globally competitive engineers and tomorrow’s leaders by teaching innovative courses and conducting leading-edge research within the broad area of mechanical and energy-related sciences. With an undergraduate enrollment of over 790 students and a graduate enrollment of 65 M.S. and 20 Ph.D. students, it is one of the most sought after majors in the college of engineering. To participate in this growth, we are seeking new colleagues and fellow teacher-scholars interested in joining a dynamic department with an ABET accredited degree program and research-oriented graduate programs. The position details can be obtained below –

Department Chair:

 

Associate/Assistant Professor:

 

Adjunct: The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs. The anticipated need is for Adjunct Instructors whose duties may include, but are not limited to teaching the following courses: Thermos 1 ; Programming MEE; Systems, Dynamics & Control Geo Thermal Heat Pumps; Automotive Manufacturing; Mechanics 1 (Statics); Mechanics 3 (Materials); Oil & Gas; Analytical Methods, Feedback Control Systems; Advanced Math Method FEA; Principles of HVAC; Alt Energy, Construction & Engineering Management.

 

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The faculty hired (excluding Lecturers and Adjuncts)  would be expected to develop strong research programs funded by external sources in their areas of expertise, collaborate with researchers within and outside of the department, teach ME undergraduate and graduate courses, support and mentor students, and provide services to the University and the profession.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field. For the Assistant Professor position, a strong publication record and the potential to succeed in securing research funding and mentoring graduate students are required. For the Associate Professor/Professor position, the additional requirements include a sustained record of scholarship and external research funding with active grant(s), successful mentoring of junior faculty, and recognized services.

All applicants must submit online applications at http://jobs.untsystem.edu; search Assistant/Associate Professor under Mechanical Engineering. Offers of employment for these positions will be made dependent upon available funding.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

For more information about UNT and ME visit mechanical.engineering.unt.edu/ or UNT’s website. For further information regarding the positions, please contact the department at Mechanical.Chair@unt.edu.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships support many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. To apply for an assistantship, complete the application and bring to the ME main office at F115 at Discovery Park: Graduate Application for TA/TF/RA (.pdf)

Types of Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships support many graduate students. Teaching assistantships are funded by the department, and research assistantships are funded by individual faculty research grants. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. To apply for an assistantship, complete the application and bring to the ME main office at F101 at Discovery Park.

Types of Assistantships

Teaching Fellow (TF): Teaching fellows have direct student contact in a formal instructional setting and are charged with primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit under the direct supervision of a faculty member or chair, receiving regular in-service training and planned and periodic evaluations. Teaching fellows are listed as the instructor of record.

Teaching Assistant (TA): Teaching assistants are graduate students who do not have primary responsibility for teaching a course for credit; they perform under the instructor’s direct supervision and provide general assistance to the instructional process, such as grading, tutoring, etc. Teaching assistants may not be listed as the instructor of record.

Research Assistant (RA): Research assistants are graduate students who are engaged in research activities under the direction and supervision of a principal investigator or faculty working on research.

Graduate Services Assistant (GSA): Graduate assistants are graduate students whose responsibilities may be administrative in nature or consist of other activities that do not generally fit within the TF, TA or RA job responsibilities.
 

To apply, please fill out this form and return it to the department:TA/TF/RA Application (.pdf)

Graders

A Grader at the University of North Texas Department of Mechanical Engineering is tasked with gathering, grading and returning classwork for an assigned class within a timely and efficient manner. This job includes grading, inputting, and writing notations on student assignments. In addition to other duties assigned by the professor related to coursework tasks.

To apply for a Grader Position with the ME Department please click here.