MEE Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE)
University of North Texas (UNT)

invites applications for

Faculty Positions in MEE and

Director of PACCAR Technology Institute

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) at the University of North Texas (UNT) is 10 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 –

Director, PACCAR Technology Institute (Professor/Associate Professor): PACCAR Institute is an interdisciplinary research center that combines technology, entrepreneurship, and education for technological advancements and excellence in education. Although not restricted, the current activities have focused more on energy-related areas. The Director would be expected to provide intellectual leadership for developing outstanding interdisciplinary research programs funded by external sources to support the mission of the Institute.  The Director will hold a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering.  She/he is expected to develop strong collaborative research programs with researchers within and outside the department, teach MEE undergraduate and graduate courses, support and mentor students, and provide professional and public service activities in the best interest of our students, the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and the College of Engineering at UNT.

Director, PACCAR Technology Institute - System ID# 6001344:

Associate/Assistant Professor (3): Three positions are available in broad areas of mechanical and energy engineering, including thermo-fluid sciences, energy, solid mechanics, mechanical systems, modeling and simulation, and design. Preference will be given, but not limited, to research expertise and experience in applied areas of MEE such as computational mechanics, computational thermo-fluid sciences, alternate or renewable energy, sustainable/green manufacturing, corrosion engineering, and combustion engineering that have good potential of research funding and technology development.

Associate/Assistant Professor #1 - System ID# 6001345:

Associate/Assistant Professor #2 - System ID# 6001346:

Associate/Assistant Professor #3 - System ID# 6001343:

The faculty hired would be expected to develop strong research programs funded by external sources in their areas of expertise, collaborate with researchers within and outside the department, teach MEE 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; search assistant/associate professor/Director under Mechanical and Energy Engineering.  Completed applications will be reviewed starting December 5, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. 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 MEE visit or UNT’s website. For further information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Vish Prasad, Professor, Chair of the MEE Faculty Search Committee at