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Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Opening at University of Houston

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The Cullen College of Engineering of the University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). As part of a major drive for excellence, the college seeks innovative and enthusiastic leadership to build upon the strengths of the research and educational programs of the ME Department. The successful candidate must possess academic skills and credentials of the highest caliber, with an established national and international reputation in research, and academic and professional leadership in Mechanical Engineering or related fields. Credentials appropriate to the rank of Professor are required.

The department has 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and approximately 500 undergraduate and 120 graduate students, with programs leading to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The department has several highly respected research programs, and is building on these strengths through faculty searches. The interdisciplinary graduate programs in Materials Engineering and Aerospace Engineering are under the umbrella of the department. In addition, several faculty members are actively participating in interdisciplinary research centers across the University. Detailed information, with links to university programs, is available at http://www.egr.uh.edu/me/.

The University of Houston is Texas' premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with over 35,000 students located in a 550-acre park-like campus only a short drive from downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Houston is a modern, economically thriving city, with a full spectrum of cultural activities, as well as sports and year-round outdoor activities.

The position is available beginning Fall 2010. Salary and benefits are competitive. The Search Committee will accept and review applications until the position is filled. Send nominations or applications, including a letter of interest outlining experience and qualifications, a current CV, and the names of at least four references to: ME Chair Search Committee, Cullen College of Engineering, E421 Engineering Building 2, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4007 (or e-mail Mrs. Kitty Karson at kkarson@uh.edu).

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