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Tenure Track Faculty Position

Texas Tech University (TTU) Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the thermal and fluid sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program and collaborate with TTU faculty. Preference will be placed on research focused on energy generation technologies and may incorporate energetic materials towards this end. Research interests include general combustion theory, modeling and experimental work as well as materials synthesis. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels is also essential. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Mechanical Engineering at TTU ranks among the top U.S. programs in the number of mechanical engineering undergraduate degrees awarded. The Department currently has 1600 undergraduate students, and 100 Ph.D. and 50 MS graduate students. Its faculty consists of 35 members with tenure or tenure-track appointments. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Additional information can be found at


Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level other rankings will be considered depending on candidate qualifications. The preferable starting date for the position is August 2016. Applicants should submit a resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Electronic submission of application materials via is required, enter via FACULTY portan and search for requisition ID# 6889BR. If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact our HR, Talent Acquisition office at or 806-742-3851. Please also submit your application materials to .

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