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Faculty Position in Experimental Aerodynamics and Experimental Gas Dynamics

Tenure Track Position

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering
(Permanent, Tenure Track Position)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, in the area of Experimental Aerodynamics and Experimental Gas Dynamics.  This position is at the assistant professor level, but well-qualified candidates will be considered at a higher rank.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the unique combination of two outstanding universities with overlapping but distinct missions - the Nation's top Historically Black College/University with a Tier-1 research university. As such, we provide an exceptional research and entrepreneurship-driven education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US. Faculties are employed by one of the two partner universities, but hold joint faculty privileges at both institutions. 

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline, demonstrate the ability to create and sustain an internationally recognized research program in their field of expertise, and have a strong interest in engineering education. 

The ME Department currently has about 27 faculty, 85 graduate students, 360 undergraduate students, and annual research expenditures exceeding $6.5 M. The Department has outstanding research facilities housed within the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) including low-speed and high-speed (Transonic through Hypersonic) wind tunnels, jet facilities, advanced flow diagnostics, and high-performance computational resources. The Department has a collaborative and collegial work environment and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education. Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our website at https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/me and https://fcaap.fsu.edu/.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A full curriculum vitae
  3. A 2-page research statement
  4. A 1-page teaching statement
  5. No more than four selected publications for review
  6. The names and contact information of four potential references
  7. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Candidates should submit applications electronically in pdf to the contact email listed below:


Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 30, 2020. Acceptance and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Rajan Kumar at rkumar@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

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