Job Details

Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 4477256
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Engineering - Mechanical

53513 Professor of Practice of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department

Location: Dallas, TX
Open Date: Oct 21, 2022

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in support of its Research Center of Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM). This is a non-tenured and non-tenure-track research professor position. The faculty member will be engaged in daily activities of RCAM and be active in expanding the industrial support basis of the center. RCAM lies at the interface between science, engineering, and industrial practice. The center provides North Texas companies experimental, computational, and industrial opportunities for material processing and testing while interfacing with the scholarship and research of the students and faculty in the SMU Lyle School of Engineering. The center started operations in 1999, responding to the needs of companies involved in manufacturing engineering. Since its inception, RCAM has secured over $20 million in governmental funding and industry contracts. More than 15 major industrial companies have collaborated with the center faculty, staff and students. Currently RCAM focuses on laser material processing and additive manufacturing of metals and alloys; flexible automotive manufacturing; and micro-machining of semi-conducting materials. The faculty member will be instrumental in expanding RCAM's capabilities and focus to advance its scientific mission, and at the same time, support the industrial needs of our nation. For more information about RCAM, please visit: https:/ / Academics/Departments/ME/Research/

Eligible candidates for the position (i) must have a masters or PhD degree in mechanical engineering, or related field; (ii) they must have over 10 years of industrial experience in design, manufacturing and testing areas; and (iii) they must have the knowledge base for teaching undergraduate courses in design, CAD, manufacturing, and related areas. The target appointment date is January 2023.

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Review of applications will begin immediately. The application must be received by December 1, 2022 for full consideration, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, a description of their vision for RCAM, and a list of at least three references via Interfolio at

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