Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Cholula, Mexico
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Title: Full-time professor

Field of Knowledge: Mechanical Engineering Program.

Organizational Unit: Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department

Primary location: Universidad de las Americas Puebla at San Andres Cholula, Puebla. Mexico.


Type of contract: Fixed term

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Fringe benefits: Health insurance, pension and retirement benefits.

Teaching load: 6-8 courses per year, depending on research productivity.

Overview of the functions of the position

The applicant will teach, conduct research and advise in his/her area(s) of expertise. Essential responsibilities include:
  • To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and lead instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the faculty bylaws. These activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutoring, writing and correcting exams, correcting papers and reports and conducting and supervising evaluation activities;
  • To participate in departmental and school activities, including meetings, committees, course and program evaluation, curriculum development, and grant preparation;
  • To provide academic support and advising to students;
  • To undertake cutting edge research in order to contribute to the intellectual mission of the university and to the consolidation of the Doctoral programs and their corresponding research lines;
  • To participate in calls for research proposals;
  • To participate in inter-institutional and/or interdisciplinary research projects linked to regional and national companies and/or to internationally recognized institutions;
  • To participate in the National System of Researchers (SNI- SistemaNacionalde lnvestigadores);
  • To publish research achievements.

Required qualifications

  • Advanced university degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design or a closely related field.
  • Area of expertise: Mechanisms, Kinematics, and Mechanics of Materials.
  • Other desirable areas: Electro-mechanic Systems.

Work Experience
  • At least 2 years of undergraduate or graduate teaching.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of research (basic and applied science) or consulting projects.

Vacancy Notice
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of expertise.

  • Ability to teach and advise undergraduate or graduate students;
  • Excellent analytical skills. Ability to collect, summarize and analyze information from various sources. Proven ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • Capacitytobuildandmaintainpartnershipswithinternalandexternalinstitutionsand companies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on technical and scientific issues in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • English and Spanish.

Desirable qualifications

Work Experience
  • Proven experience in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Participate in the National System of Researchers (SNI - Sistema Nacional de lnvestigadores) or have enough scientific /technological production to get in shortly.

Applications must be sent by email no later than: April 30th 2021 The University will contact you as soon as the process concludes Position to start: Fall 2021 semester.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rafael Carrera Espinoza (Academic Director/Department Head of the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department) at . Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff and students. We strongly encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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