Job ID: 196182

Faculty Position in Flight Test Engineering

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Oct. 5, 2022
  • Faculty Position in Flight Test Engineering
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • Florida Institute of Technology
    Melbourne, FL
  • Open until filled
  • August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty member to serve as Program Chair of the Flight Test Engineering Program.  The Florida Tech Flight Test Engineering program is a Master’s Level degree program that seeks to expand the student’s knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of aircraft flight testing. Florida Tech, a private university located on the Space Coast of Florida, is one of few universities in the world to offer such a degree program.  In addition to the Master of Science degree program, a graduate certificate in flight test engineering is also offered to students of related engineering majors.  This is a full-time faculty position with an expected start date no later than August 2023. The appointments will be tenure-track and can be considered at any academic ranking including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor based on experience.


We are interested in candidates with the requisite experience to lead the Flight Test Engineering program and who are committed to teaching at the graduate level while conducting cutting edge, externally funded research in flight test engineering and working with industry in related areas in support of student research.  Applicants shall demonstrate a strong technical, research and leadership background in the field, and an ability to teach related flight test engineering coursework. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field, or a Master of Science degree and additional relevant experience commensurate with the program objectives.


Information about the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the College of Engineering and Science can be found at We are at the heart of the vibrant aerospace community on the Florida Space Coast and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located at the birthplace of American space exploration, the Space Coast is experiencing dynamic economic growth in the aerospace industry, including companies such as Northrop Grumman, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, and others. Melbourne is served by the Melbourne Orlando International Airport, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.


To apply, send a single PDF document to containing a cover letter, CV, a statement of flight test professional and research experience and interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Strong candidates will articulate a significant collaborative research program that meets the mission of the department. Positions will be open until filled, but applications received by Nov. 1 will be given full consideration.


Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer. The department is building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For further information, interested candidates may contact:


Dr. David Fleming

Head of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences


Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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  • David Fleming
    College of Engineering and Science
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 W University Blvd
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • 3216747241

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