The Mechanical Engineering program at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in Advanced Design and Manufacturing. Applicants from all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to those in areas related to advanced manufacturing, in particular (i) manufacturing automation/robotics, (ii) engineering design, and (iii) additive manufacturing.
Within manufacturing automation/robotics, we are seeking candidates with expertise in industrial robotics: mobile robots, cooperative robots, decentralized embedded control, IoT-based automation and artificial intelligence for robotic applications.
Within engineering design, we seek applications in design theory and methodology, design automation, design for manufacturing and lifecycle, design for additive manufacturing, computer-aided design, systems engineering, and artificial intelligence in design.
Within additive manufacturing (AM), applications are preferred in novel processes (including pre- and post-processing for AM in diverse materials and applications), and novel materials (both pre- and post-AM material phenomena such as micro- and macro-structural behavior related to chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties).
The positions support Florida Tech’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID), a 100,000-square-foot facility that provides a manufacturing and design ecosystem to allow U.S. manufacturers of all sizes to understand and profit from the latest approaches to manufacturing to be globally competitive. The positions are planned to commence in Fall 2020 or earlier 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 research and teaching, and a list of three professional references via email to email@example.com. In the cover letter, mention the area(s) to which you are applying. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2019 and the positions will remain open until filled.
Questions about the positions should be addressed to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Florida Tech (www.fit.edu) 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 campus is also within six kilometers of the Indian River lagoon, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the northern hemisphere and home to more than 4,300 species of plants and animals. The Civil Engineering and Construction Management Programs have nine faculty members who work closely. The two programs have approximately 150 undergraduate students, and 35 graduate (MS and PhD) students.
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