College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor - Oceanographic and Atmospheric Fluid Mechanics - Tenure-Track


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH} invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2014, or later, starting date negotiable. As a part of a major drive for excellence, including recent designation of UH as a Tier l university, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to advance both the quantity and quality of our engineering research programs.

UH is Texas' premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with over 35,000 students located on a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world and NASA's Johnson Space Center. Houston supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations as well as sports and year-round outdoor activities.

With 18 faculty lines expanding to 28 and 250 graduate students, mechanical engineering annual research expenditures will soon exceed $250K per tenure track faculty member. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in fluid mechanics, preferably related to the atmospheric and oceanographic issues. Expertise in topics that interface with aerospace is desirable; e.g. unmanned aerial vehicles. The desire and ability to teach relevant courses at the undergraduate level as well as courses at the graduate level commensurate with his/her research interest is required. Academic experience in mechanical engineering is preferred. Good communication skills, both oral and written, as judged by faculty and students, are essential.

Application Procedures:

Send letter of application; statement on proposed plans for teaching and research program; statement on plan for expanding existing research program and initiating new directions, including securing extramural research funding; list in detail (levels of support, funding period) all current and recent research grants, including agency/company contacts; curriculum vitae; and list of five references via e-mail to the Search Committee at

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.