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Faculty Position in Robotics

Tenure Track Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) 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 field of robotics, in the city of Tallahassee, Florida.

The ME Department currently has approximately 28 faculty, 85 graduate students, 361 undergraduate students and annual expenditures in excess of $6.5 million. The successful candidate will find outstanding facilities, 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

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 outstanding research and entrepreneurship-based education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US. Faculty are employed by one of our partner universities, but hold joint faculty privileges at both institutions.

We are interested in candidates whose robotic and controls research is grounded in mechanical engineering in fields including, but not limited to: multi-robot interaction and coordination, aerial/underwater robotics, machine learning, and manipulation/haptics. Other areas of robotics will also be considered, particularly if they complement existing program strengths.

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. We seek an outstanding scholar who demonstrates, or has potential for: leadership in engineering research; success in educating postgraduate and undergraduate students; ability to secure sustained research funding; and aptitude in working collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will be a tenure-track assistant or associate professor, depending on the level of experience. Exceptionally experienced candidates may be considered for higher rank positions, including tenure. Appointments will be made at either Florida State University or Florida A&M University, depending on resources and preferences. The faculty member will teach mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conduct high-quality sponsored research.

We expect that the candidate would join our existing Center for Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR), but outstanding opportunities exist for collaboration with a number of additional centers of excellence including: the High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI,, the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP,, and the Aerospace, Mechatronics and Energy Center (AME, The college also has a major strategic initiative in “Helping the Impaired Musculoskeletal System” that is dependent on robotics (

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

Application review will begin October 31, 2018. Acceptance and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the positions should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Clark at

Criminal Background Check

This position requires 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 dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

Application documents should be sent in pdf format to the contact email listed below: