Job ID: 198377

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Instruction in Aerospace Engineering

University of South Florida, Tampa

  • Nov. 2, 2022
  • Assistant/Associate/Professor of Instruction in Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
    Tampa, FL
  • Jan. 27, 2023
  • Aug. 7, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other

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Professor of Instruction Job ID # 32406

Organization Summary:

The Department ( has 22 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The Department faculty members have collaborations with all departments in the College of Engineering, as well as the Colleges of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Marine Science, Education, Nursing, and Public Health. The Department also has strong ties with numerous USF centers, including the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (, Center for Urban Transportation Research (, Center for Assistive Rehabilitation Robotics & Technologies (, Clean Energy Research Center (, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research. We are also in the process of introducing Minor Degree  Program in Aerospace Engineering by Fall 2023, and Major Degree Program in Aerospace Engineering and Dual Major Program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by Fall 2024.

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #57 among public institutions (#92 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,600 students, offering eleven bachelor’s programs, nine are ABET-accredited, as well as 15 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $41 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2020-2021. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and transportation.

The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving nearly 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is committed to shaping the future in a community that cherishes justice, accessibility, and meaningful participation by all its members (USF Principles of Community). USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success in graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than majority and higher-income students. For nearly two decades, USF has been a leader in fostering increased access for individuals from groups historically unrepresented in engineering. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Instruction level to begin from Aug 7th, 2023. This position requires an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Some of the desired expertise include demonstrated teaching experience at the university level in aerospace and/or space systems, development of new aerospace engineering undergraduate laboratory experiments and the knowledge in ABET accreditation process.

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. The candidates must have a demonstrated record of university level teaching experience in the mechanical/aerospace field.

Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, publications, and the potential for teaching large size undergraduate and graduate classes with a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. 

Knowledge in the ABET accreditation process

Additional Information for Applicants:

An application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three professional references. The cover letter should indicate the applicant’s interest in teaching specific coursework. In addition, an application should include a teaching statement and vision. Aligned with USF Principles of Community, preference will be given to applicants with commitment to teaching and mentoring students groups from all backgrounds. Applicants must electronically submit the application packet as a single PDF file . Review of applicants will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Applications will be considered starting immediately until the position is filled. 

  • USF celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence in alignment with our Principles of Community.  We believe our future success as an institution requires that we attract and retain a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All job decisions at USF are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Dual career couples with questions about opportunities are encouraged to contact the Department chair. To request disability accommodations in the application and interview process, please notify Khoa Dinh, the EOL Coordinator at (813) 974-9272 at least five working days in advance.

    This job is subject to Foreign Influence Screening: During the 2021 Florida legislative session, House Bill 7017 (“HB 7017”) was passed and later signed into law by Governor DeSantis.  The new law modifies a variety of Florida Statutes to address concerns regarding improper foreign influence.  With regard to employment at major research institutions like the University of South Florida, the new law requires thorough review of certain applicants for positions involving research.  

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Contact Information

  • Celeste Crain
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of South Florida, Tampa
    4202 E. Fowler Ave ENG 030
    Tampa, FL 33620
  • 813-974-5624

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