Assistant Professor - Solid Mechanics

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized dynamic research program in the broad areas of theoretical and/or solid mechanics. All specialties in the broadly defined area of solid mechanics will be considered including contemporary topics that are at the nexus of mechanics and energy, biology, manufacturing among others.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. As part of a major drive for excellence, including the recent designation of UH as a Carnegie Tier One Research university, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to expand, as well as, advance the quality of our engineering research programs. UH is Texas’ premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with more than 40,000 students. Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, the NASA Johnson Space Center, and multiple high-tech companies offering excellent local collaboration opportunities.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of physical sciences or engineering. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong record of scholarship, and external funding, as well as a commitment to teaching. Candidates should apply online and attach a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, goals and accomplishments, curriculum vitae and a list of five references. The point of contact is Prof. Yashashree Kulkarni at ykulkarni [at] uh [dot] edu. The position will be filled contingent upon the availability of funds. Qualified applicants should apply online at

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

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Information about the ME Department is available on the web at