College of Engineering

Two Faculty Positions Available in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), invites applicants to apply for two tenured/tenure-track position to be filled by August 2014 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for outstanding individuals who can help the department strengthen its teaching and research programs. Applicants are sought in the following two broad research areas

  1. Computational materials engineering which includes modeling and simulation of material properties, synthesis, characterization, and processing.
  2. Medical robotics and devices, mechanisms and design, human-machine interaction and haptics, manufacturing, or dynamic systems and controls. 

The successful candidates are expected to build a successful, externally-funded research program. The candidates must be able to develop and teach innovative courses, supervise graduate students, obtain funding for their research programs, and communicate their research results in quality journals and at conferences. The ability to work collaboratively in research and teaching with the other departments within the College of Engineering is required.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have a strong commitment to research and a Ph.D. degree must be completed by the time of employment. Candidates for Associate Professor must have proven research records and significant, transferable extramural funding.

The city of San Antonio is a vibrant city of more than 1.3 million inhabitants, with significant economic growth, numerous industrial establishments and excellent school districts. The City and the University provide excellent cultural and educational opportunities as well as exceptional employment opportunities for spouses. The University has more than 31,000 students and is the third largest component in the University of Texas System. The College of Engineering at UTSA was established in 2000 and currently houses four departments. The ME Department is a fast-growing research oriented Department and has a projected faculty of 25+ with current programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral level.

The Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2014.  Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • An application letter,
  • A list of at least three references with current e-mails and telephone numbers,
  • A statement of research and teaching interests,
  • A curriculum vitae

Application materials and inquiries may be sent electronically to: or by mail to:

Ms. Marcela Cabello
Attn: Materials Search Committee
EB 3.04.02
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.  UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.