Job ID: 164014

Assistant Professor

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Jul. 27, 2021
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022 or earlier
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program at Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites applications for multiple faculty positions. Applicants from all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to those in the areas of (i) additive manufacturing, (ii) engineering design, (iii) robotics and (iv) thermal science.

Within additive manufacturing (AM), applications are preferred with an emphasis on aerospace, energy, defense, and other industrial applications. Successful applicants should demonstrate a strong theoretical background and hands-on experience in developing novel AM processes, applying novel AM materials, and studying micro- and macro-structural behavior related to thermo-mechanical properties. Applications in the following areas will not be considered: Biomedical applications except prosthetics, nano- and micro-applications, electronics.

Within engineering design, applications are preferred with an emphasis on additive manufacturing processes and applications, in particular, design and reasoning for AM, large-part manufacturing, mass production, predictive design/modeling, and topology optimization.

Within robotics, applications are preferred with an emphasis on industrial robots, in particular for AM, cooperative robots including simultaneous localization and mapping, artificial intelligence robotic applications (navigation, path planning, machine learning), and computer vision will be given preference.

Within thermal sciences, applications are preferred with an emphasis on advanced thermal science and engineering, energy systems and processes, sustainable energy systems, combustion, computational fluid dynamics, and multi-scale thermal transport.

The positions are planned to commence in Fall 2022, or earlier if suitable candidates are found, and are intended primarily at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates with established scholarly records may be considered for higher-level appointments. Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph. D. in a related field of engineering, excellent potential for teaching and research, and dedication to research, education, service, and professional activities. Duties of a successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, developing a strong externally funded research program, and publishing scholarly work. Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter, statements of research and teaching, and a list of three professional references via email to In the cover letter, mention the area(s) to which you are applying. Review of applicants will begin on September 15, 2021 and the positions will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions should be addressed to the Search Committee at

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  • MCE Search Committee
    Mechanical Engineering
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 W. University Blvd
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • 321-674-8048
  • 321-674-7565

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