Associate/Full Professor in Architectural Engineering

  • University of Texas at Arlington, Civil Engineering Department
  • 416 Yates Street, Arlington, TX, USA
  • Dec 02, 2019
Full time   Architecture Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

The Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenured Associate/Full Professor – Architectural Engineering with a focus in the area of:

Mechanical and/or Electrical Systems in Buildings

Additional areas of interest include for this position:

Energy-efficient Design and Sustainable Design
Integrated and Comprehensive Design
Building Information Modeling

The ideal candidate for this position will have research and professional experience working on mechanical and/or electrical systems in buildings. They will be part of the development of the Architectural Engineering program.

The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment and with promoting diversity and participation of groups that are currently underrepresented in engineering fields. A major emphasis will be on potential collaboration for research with faculty members within and outside the department.

The tentative date of starting employment is August 2020. The appointment will be in Civil Engineering, though research can involve any programs within Engineering.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Architectural Engineering courses, supporting the development of the Architectural Engineering program, engaging with local industry partners, building and leading a team of graduate student researchers, collaborating with faculty across disciplines, developing an externally funded research program that yields top-tier publications, and serving on committees within UTA and the research community.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned (by September 1, 2019) a Ph.D. degree in architectural engineering or a closely related engineering field. Candidates for Associate/Full Professor must have demonstrated success in research and scholarship. All candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a relevant engineering field.


Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would also have the following professional and personal characteristics:

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute effectively to a team;
  • Integrity in all aspects of personal, institutional and community involvement;
  • A record of successful teaching and curriculum development;
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

Application Details

The University of Texas at Arlington:

The University of Texas at Arlington ( is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution and is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a fast-growing region that offers excellent cultural, recreation, and entertainment opportunities. With a projected global enrollment of more than 58,000 in 2019-20, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and was ranked as the seventh-best nationally and top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2019 Best for Vets list.


The College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,500 students, the College is among the largest in Texas and is the most comprehensive engineering school in the region. It offers 11 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College has seen extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation and has hired 51 new tenured/tenure-track faculty in the last four years. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students.


The Architectural Engineering Program within the Department of Civil Engineering:

The undergraduate Architectural Engineering program began in 2015 and is growing rapidly. In fall 2019, there are 122 undergraduate students. The program will be evaluated by ABET in November 2019 with the goal of being accredited at the undergraduate level. The Architectural Engineering program resides within the Department of Civil Engineering, which offers three distinct degree programs: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Construction Management. Total enrollment in the department is approximately 1,400 students. The Architectural Engineering program utilizes faculty from all of the department’s degree programs, with additional faculty support from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and architecture. Students graduating from the Architectural Engineering program have the option to seek a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures with an additional 24-30 credits of coursework.

The Architectural Engineering program is strongly aligned with the phenomenal AEC industry in the DFW region. This is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and firms involved in the building industry are deeply engaged in the development and success of this program. They realize the importance of preparing Architectural Engineering students to practice in the local industries. We have an active advisory group and have active industry participation in our program.


Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants should go to and submit their application.

A complete application should include the following:

  1. a cover letter
  2. full curriculum vitae
  3. statements of research and teaching objectives
  4. contact information of at least five references
  5. Senior candidates should also include unofficial course evaluations

Questions about the openings should be addressed to Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair Michael Zaretsky via e-mail (

Review of applications start November 1 and will continue until filled.


EEO/AA Policy

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.


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