Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Open Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites applications for two faculty positions.  Applicants from all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to those in the areas of (i) robotics and design, and (ii) thermal-fluid sciences.  The positions are planned to commence in Fall 2019, or earlier if suitable candidates are found, and are intended primarily at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates with established scholarly records may be considered for higher-level appointments.  

Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph. D. in a related field of engineering; excellent potential for teaching and research; and dedication to research, education, service, and professional activities.  Duties of a successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, developing a strong externally-funded research program, publishing scholarly work, and service. Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter, statements of the candidate's plans and vision for research and teaching, and a list of three professional references via email to mce-search@fit.edu. Review of applicants will begin on August 15, 2018 and the positions will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions should be addressed to the Search Committee at mce-search@fit.edu.

Florida Tech is a private, engineering-focused university ranked as a Tier 1 National University by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the top 20 small universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The university is located in Melbourne, Florida, Brevard County, which is one of the top counties in the U.S. for high-tech employment and is in close proximity to the NASA/Kennedy Space Center.  The Mechanical Engineering Program has 12 faculty members, over 400 undergraduate students, and 75 graduate (MS and PhD) students.

Florida Tech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.