Employment

Faculty Positions

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 –

Associate/Assistant Professor: These 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.

Visiting Lecturer: Full time visiting lecturer (non-tenure track), starting in the Fall semester of 2017. The Candidate selected will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in relevant areas of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, and participate in ABET accreditation evaluation and assessment, curriculum development, student advising and/or other academic service related responsibilities. The minimum requirement for the position is an earned M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours directly related to the courses taught. Preferred qualifications is a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, ore related discipline, and one year university teaching experience is preferred. 

Adjunct: Adjunct Instructor in Mechanical and Energy Engineering: The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor Pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 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 may include but is not limited to: MEEN 4350 LEED for Residential Building; MEEN 4800.001 Geothermal Heat Pumps; MEEN 4800.007 Oil & Gas; MEEN 4800.006 Feedback Control Systems; MEEN 4800.009 Automotive Manufacturing; MEEN 4110 Alternative Energy; MEEN 4140 FEA; MEEN 4810.009 Principles of HVAC; MEEN 5140.001 Advanced Math Method.”

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The faculty hired (except the lecturer 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 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 http://facultyjobs.unt.edu; 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 mee.unt.edu or UNT’s website. For further information regarding the positions, please contact Dr. Vish Prasad, Professor, Chair of the MEE Faculty Search Committee at vish.prasad@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 MEE main office at F101 at Discovery Park: Graduate Application for TA/TF/RA (.pdf)

Types of Graduate 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 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.

Graders

A Grader at the University of North Texas Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering is tasked with gathering, grading and returning class work 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 MEE Department please click here.

To review the process for applying for a grader position please look over this form: Grader Application Process (.pdf)