OPEN FACULTY POSITION: RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CENTER FOR SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a Research Assistant Professor position in broad areas of energy and propulsion engineering. Applicants with teaching and research backgrounds in renewable and alternative energy, bio-fuels, and green propellants areas are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work with the center director and the department chair for the development and coordination of the ‘Energy Engineering’ PhD program. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or energy related disciplines is required, with the potential to generate funded research and a commitment to teaching and scholarship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. ABOUT THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UTEP has an enrollment of more than 400 graduate and undergraduate students. The department boasts a rapidly growing research program with emphasis in aerospace, energy and biomedical sciences. The department has research laboratories in biomedical manufacturing and engineering, combustion and propulsion, and high temperature materials. The department also has exceptional computational and CAD/CAM facilities. The department offers BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a MS degree in Manufacturing Engineering. The department also participates in interdisciplinary PhD programs in Materials Science Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science. The department has over 7M in funded research this year, including a recent NASA University Research Center for Space Exploration Technology Research. ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: UTEP is a Carnegie doctoral-intensive university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. It serves a large, bicultural population located on the U.S.–Mexico border. The University’s student population, the majority Hispanic, closely mirrors the demographics of the region from which it draws 90% of its students. The campus, situated where the Rocky Mountains meet the Rio Grande, echoes the beauty of the surrounding high desert. UTEP’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health issues and other areas brings in more than $46 million per year in research funding, ranking it in the top three of UT System academic institutions. The university is adding more than $124 million in new science and engineering facilities, adding state-of-art labs and research centers. Experimental and simulation based research is well funded. El Paso is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is a major meeting point for the United States and Latin America. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso is rewarded with more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health issues. From its arts and architecture to its celebrations and cuisine, El Paso’s area is 248 sq miles, making it the fourth largest city in Texas, and 22nd in size in the United States. El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, contemporary and student art galleries and a natural history museum. RANK & SALARY: Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is grant funded and continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is Spring 2010. Applicants should submit (electronic submission only) a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae, names of at least three references, a statement of teaching and research to: Elizabeth Gates, Program Coordinator/Manager Center for Space Exploration Technology Research Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Include “Faculty Position Application: YOUR NAME” in the “Subject” block in your e-mail submittal. Additional information about the College of Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department is available at http://engineering.utep.edu/ The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.