Trinity University, Engineering Science

Position ID:Trinity-Engineering-APME [#11983]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:San Antonio, Texas 78212, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/14, finished 2019/03/27, listed until 2019/03/14)
Position Description:    

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Mechanical Engineering Position Description Department of Engineering Science Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Position: Tenure track Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Review of applications will start in November, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


a) B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

b) Genuine interest in undergraduate education and research.

c) Demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. Willingness to teach courses such as Statics and Dynamics, and possibly others such as Engineering Design, Instrumentation, Fluids and Heat Transfer.

d) Potential areas of research expertise and experience include, but not limited to, Computational Methods, Manufacturability, Machine Design and Aerospace Engineering.


a) Undergraduate teaching: Typically teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) per year, beginning August 2019.

b) Active scholarship: Develop and sustain a research program that supports peer-reviewed publications.

c) Service to the Department and University: Assist in the administration of the Department and serve on university committees.

d) Advising and student recruitment.

e) Participation in First-Year Experience, the Interdisciplinary Cluster, experiential learning, international engagement, or other pieces of the Pathways curriculum ( or the Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan (

The University: Trinity University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and sciences university with selected pre-professional and professional programs. Our 2400 students are served by 220 faculty in a diverse environment. The attractive, modern campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a unique city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of more than one million. Trinity's principal focus is on undergraduate education featuring mutually reinforcing intellectual experiences for students and faculty across the University. Priorities include development of critical and creative thinking skills and excellence in written and spoken communication. Selective admission standards ensure that all accepted students have the ability to graduate. High retention is a University goal. Faculty are expected to be available and accessible, and are encouraged to provide individual attention and encouragement to all students. A state-of-the-art Center for Sciences and Innovation (CSI) complex designed to promote interdisciplinary work amongst the sciences and engineering has recently been completed. This new $200M complex provides outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities for research and education. For more information on CSI, please visit

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The Department: The mission of the Engineering Science Department at Trinity University is to provide students with a broad-based undergraduate engineering education by offering a design-oriented, multi-disciplinary engineering science curriculum in the context of the University’s traditions of the liberal arts and sciences. The curriculum emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering science that form the foundation for technical work in all fields of engineering. Some specialization is available through elective courses in Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, taken during the junior and senior years. The program provides significant hands-on experience in engineering laboratories and participation in engineering design projects throughout the eight-semester engineering design course sequence. The emphasis on fundamentals is intended to prepare students to deal with the rapid pace of technological change and the interdisciplinary demands of today’s, and tomorrow’s engineering practice. The laboratory and design portions of the program provide the student with a balanced perspective of the realities and limitations required for practical problem solving. Ten full-time faculty, each with a Ph.D. (four EEs, two ChEs, and four MEs), teach all engineering courses and laboratories for approximately 180 total engineering students in an ABET-accredited program. Faculty are involved in scholarly work individually, in collaboration with other faculty in the Department and the University, and/or with outside companies and organizations. Well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, computer networks and shops support the curriculum and research. Each faculty has a designated research space. Study areas are in close proximity to the department offices, facilitating cooperation, interactive learning, and intellectual excitement. The Engineering Science Department is ranked as one of top engineering programs nationwide among schools that do not grant a PhD degree.

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Application: Applicants must provide a letter of application, resume, statement of teaching and research philosophy, and names and contact information for four references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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For any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Farzan Aminian Professor and Chair Department of Engineering Science Trinity University One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

Department Phone: [210] 999-7562; FAX [210] 999-8037 Dr. Farzan Aminian’s e-mail:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Farzan Aminian
Department of Engineering Science
Trinity University
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

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