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Mechanical Engineering Endowed Professor

Permanent, Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering seeks applicants for an eminent scholar, at the rank of associate or full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME).

Current focus research areas of the department include:

  • Thermal-Fluids
  • Aeronautics & Propulsion
  • Mechatronics (Robotics)
  • Magnet Technology
  • Advanced Materials

This position is aimed at developing new programs in the broad fields of control, structural dynamics, and dynamical systems. Novel research concepts in the field of uncertainty quantification, artificial intelligence and machine learning within the field of mechanical engineering are strongly encouraged.  

The position will be located at our main Tallahassee, FL campus. However, opportunities exist to build research partnerships and educational programs connected to our Panama City Campus Mechanical Engineering Program and the Naval Warfare Center also located in Panama City, FL. This position has the distinction of being the “St. Joe Community Foundation Endowed Professor.”

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a unique institution that combines two outstanding universities with overlapping but distinct missions – FAMU, the nation’s top public HBCU (historically black college or university) with FSU, the nation’s 19th-ranked public university and one of the State of Florida’s Preeminent Research Universities. As such we provide an outstanding research and entrepreneurship-based education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US. Faculty positions at the college are tenured at either Florida A&M University or Florida State University, but all faculty have joint status at both universities.  
The ME Department currently has approximately 33 faculty, 85 graduate students, 361 undergraduate students and annual expenditures in excess of $6.5 million. We enjoy a collaborative and collegial work environment and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education. More information about our department can be found here

Applicants should submit:

One combined-document PDF that includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Names and contact information for 4 references
  6. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Applications should be sent in one single PDF format to EndowedChairSearch@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

Address questions about the position to Prof. Louis Cattafesta. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Criminal Background Check:

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11. Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

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