Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Tracking ID#: F010972

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

QUALIFICATIONS: The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University seeks highly qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in solid mechanics, materials, and/or biomaterials/biomechanics. Special consideration will be given to applicants with research in areas related to national initiatives in next generation and/or nano-materials, manufacturing, and energy. Requirements include an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, outstanding English communication skills, a commitment to teaching excellence, demonstrated research achievement, and a commitment to professional activities. The successful applicant will have exceptional potential to develop world-class teaching and research programs. In light of Baylor’s strong Christian mission, the successful applicant must have an active Christian faith.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include establishing an externally funded research program, undergraduate and graduate teaching, course curriculum development, and professional service. The position will support the new Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. program that began in Fall 2014, and will include a highly competitive start-up package.

RANK AND SALARY: Rank is Assistant Professor and salary is commensurate with experience.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by December 15, 2014.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To receive full consideration please, submit a cover letter and the following: 1) A current curriculum vitae, 2) An individualized statement of teaching and research interests related to Baylor's programs, 3) Contact information for at least three professional references, and 4) A statement describing an active Christian faith. Further information, including official transcripts and letters of recommendation, will be required of finalists. Applicants should send electronic materials in PDF format to the search committee chair, Dr. Douglas Smith at Douglas_E_Smith@baylor.edu.


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