Job ID: 169321

Mechanical Engineering Tenure Track Position

Louisiana Tech University

  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Mechanical Engineering Tenure Track Position
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • Louisiana Tech University
    Ruston, LA
  • Open until filled
  • January 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics
    Mechanical Engineering

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University solicits applications for a tenure-track faculty position with an anticipated start date of January 2022.

The vision of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University is to be a world leader in integrating engineering and science in education and research. Construction of a new $40M integrated engineering and science education building has provided the College an additional 128,000 square feet of educational space. To build a diverse workforce the college encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. See the College website for more information:

Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical or Materials Engineering, or in a field with significant overlap. Candidates must demonstrate potential to conduct high-quality research and teaching and show expertise relevant to one or more of the College’s research centers (

Candidates of particular interest include those with demonstrated research accomplishments in the fields of materials science and materials engineering, particularly in advanced manufacturing research, or experimental efforts that include thermal-fluids and an ability to interface with College research centers. Opportunities exist for the ideal candidate to leverage state-wide resources being coordinated through an NSF-funded $20M five-year project (2020-2025) to establish the Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA, ). The main teaching needs in the program at this time are in the thermal-fluids area.

Successful tenure-track candidates are expected to actively participate in multidisciplinary research efforts in the College; initiate, build and sustain an externally funded research program; and supervise masters and doctoral students. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, and a commitment to high-quality university and professional service are also expected. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Along with your application, compile a single PDF that includes 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research interests and plans; 4) description of teaching experience and interests; 5) statement of diversity; and 6) the names and contact information for at least three references. The statement of diversity should highlight the applicant’s views, experiences, and plans to enhance the participation of members from underrepresented groups in research and educational pursuits.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediatly and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

  • Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President’s Office, P.O. Box 3168, Ruston, LA 71272; phone: 318-257-3785; email:

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  • College of Engineering and Science
    Louisiana Tech University
    Ruston, LA 71272

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