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 continuously 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 position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Tracking ID#: F012046

POSITION: Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Chair of Mechanical Engineering. The new Chair will communicate a clear vision for the future of education and research to a constituency that includes academia, government, industry and alumni. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, and will demonstrate proven leadership, research achievement, excellent teaching, a commitment to professional activities, and outstanding English communication skills. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the School and will be tenured as Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Baylor’s ABET accredited ME program now has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 4 lecturers/senior lecturers with the plan to grow to 27 total faculty by 2023. The faculty are internationally recognized in Biomechanical Experimentation, Design, and Simulation; Thermal and Energy Engineering; and Advanced Materials Engineering. Mechanical Engineering faculty conduct research in well-established laboratories and consortia housed within the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) (see The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the department also teaches Pre-Engineering majors and offers B.S. in Engineering, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees. Current enrollment is 265 pre-engineering, 400 undergraduate, and 28 graduate students. Additional information is available at

The mission of the program is to educate students within a caring Christian environment in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering. Our graduates are to be equipped with the fundamental technical, communication, and teamwork skills to succeed in their chosen careers. They are to be empowered by innovative problem-solving creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset, and motivated by Christian ideals and a vocational calling to improve the quality of life worldwide.

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Application review begins January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To receive full consideration, please submit a cover letter and the following:

1) A current curriculum vitae

2) A vision statement for the growth of our new PhD program while maintaining excellence in undergraduate education

3) An individualized statement of teaching and research interests related to Baylor's programs

4) A statement describing an active Christian faith

5) Contact information for at least three professional references

Please submit materials to:

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