Job ID: 171170

Professor Mechanical Engineering/Chair

University of New Orleans

  • Nov. 4, 2021
  • Professor Mechanical Engineering/Chair
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2022
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering

Professor Mechanical Engineering/Chair

University of New Orleans

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Department: College of Engineering

Job Summary

The College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans (UNO) invites nominations and applications for position of Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to begin in Fall of 2022.

Job Description

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering at University of New Orleans is seeking Chair for the Department of Mechanical Engineering who will provide leadership in all areas of scholarly activity (including teaching and service), and facilitate internal and external research.


The department chair will be responsible for administration of all functions relating to the teaching, research, and service mission of the department. These functions include but are not limited to: maintaining ABET accreditation of undergraduate programs; modernization of undergraduate and graduate curricula; mentoring and retention of students; supervision of departmental staff; hiring, review; reappointment, and promotion of faculty; fiscal responsibility; liaison with the Dean of the College and other university administrators; overall compliance with the University policies and procedures; and growth and development of the research portfolio and graduate student body. Department Chair reports to the College of Engineering Dean.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have strong record of research and teaching performance, and credentials (including an earned PhD in mechanical, aerospace engineering or a related field) commensurate with appointment as a full (or an associate) professor with tenure in the Department.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience as department chair and eligible for appointment at rank of Professor with tenure.

Required Documents:

Letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae (with complete list of publications and research record, strategic vision statement for the department and statement of research and teaching plans, and names of three professional references and their contact information.

Closing Date:

Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2021

About the University, the College, and the Department:

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review features UNO in the new 2020 edition of its college guide, "The Best 385 Colleges." The U.S. News and World Report has also ranked UNO in the top 200 engineering colleges in the United States. University of New Orleans is also a Carnegie High Research Activity institution and for years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked UNO among the national universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads. The department of Mechanical Engineering at UNO benefits from the support of the university led initiative to elevate the college to national prominence in education and research, and to help enhance economic development in Louisiana and the entire gulf coast region.

UNO's Department of Mechanical Engineering has a ABET accredited undergraduate program which serves approximately 350 undergraduate students. In addition to the Bachelor of Science degree, students can earn Master of Science degree in Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Applied Science. UNO is the only university in the Greater New Orleans area that offers such degrees in mechanical engineering.

Department has excellent instructional and research laboratories in the areas of thermal sciences and mechanics. The current research interests of the faculty include experimental and computational fluid dynamics, subsonic and supersonic aerodynamics, modelling of intermittent turbulence, application of nonintrusive measurement techniques using PIV and LDA, energy conversion and power generation, coal/biomass conversion, fluid-structure interactions, FE analysis of composite structures, structural dynamics, nondestructive testing of materials, and additive manufacturing. Excellent opportunities exist for multidisciplinary research and work with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

Required Attachment(s)

Please upload the following documents in the Resume/Cover Letter section.

  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and University of Louisiana Systems;
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered

Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2021

Note to Applicant:

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

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