FIU invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2015 in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)  has re-opened the search and invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2015, in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

The Mechanical and Materials Engineering department has 20 faculty members who support its offerings of BS (ABET accredited), MS in ME and MSE, and PhD programs in ME and MSE. The department has over 850 undergraduates and 75 graduate students.  The department’s faculty research areas include

● Thermal / fluid /HVAC / renewable energy / energy systems

● Mechanics/ Failure Analysis/ Vibration

● Robotics/ mechatronics/ design/ manufacturing

● Computational/ optimization/ multidisciplinary design methods

● Materials/ materials processing/ materials engineering

● Nanomaterials/ Nanotechnology

Duties of the successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, mentoring students, developing an externally funded research program, and publishing scholarly work.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required prior to the start of the appointment. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarly work and potential to establish a robust research program. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and experience in bio-inspired machines, haptics, medical/rehabilitative equipment design, smart machines, marine applications, boat design, automobile design, navigation control and walking machines.    Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence and be qualified to teach courses including design and manufacturing courses such as robotics, machine design, mechatronics, manufacturing processes, automobile design, boat design and vibration analysis.  Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are a prerequisite.  FIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent work environment.  Additional information is available at:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 504238 at Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for five references in a single pdf file.  Applications must be submitted on line only.  Deadline is open, but, to receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2014. Applications are encouraged from members of under-represented minorities and women.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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