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Assistant & Associate Professor Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University is seeking candidates for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the assistant/associate professor level. Candidates' established research experience should include one or more of the following areas: nanotechnology and biomedical engineering. Candidates at the assistant professor level must show strong potential for securing external research funding. Candidates at the associate professor level must have a track record of successfully obtaining such funding.

A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related field is required. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse body of students and colleagues. Duties will include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program, and performing service to the department, college, and university.

Presently, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has 35 faculty members and 1,300 undergraduate and 145 graduate students. Texas Tech University, with an enrollment of 32,000 students, is comprised of 12 academic colleges and schools and is a part of the state-supported Texas Tech University System. The university shares its campus with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas, a community with a population of 230,000. The cost of living in Lubbock has historically been low compared to national norms. The city hosts frequent musical, theatrical, and sporting events. Many other recreational and cultural opportunities are easily accessible by car.


Applications must be submitted on–line at
Candidates with a nanotechnology emphasis should refer to Requisition No. 1084BR.
Candidates with a bioengineering emphasis should refer to Requisition No. 1082BR.

The complete application package should consist of:

  1. A detailed CV,
  2. A letter of application that includes teaching and research philosophy, and
  3. Contact information for at least three references.

Applications will be evaluated as they are received; review will continue until the position is filled. Both positions are anticipated to begin August 15, 2015. Requests for further information should be addressed to Veronica Ellis by e-mail at

Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual-career couples.