Job ID: 172877

Ocean Engineering - Materials - Ocean Energy

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Nov. 18, 2021
  • Ocean Engineering - Materials - Ocean Energy
  • Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
  • Florida Institute of Technology
    Melbourne, FL
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ocean Engineering

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at the Florida Institute of technology invites applications for multiple 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions in Ocean Engineering, focused in the areas of:

(1) Marine materials engineering and
(2) Offshore renewable energy

We are searching at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, exceptional candidates with appropriate experience will be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates who would complement or augment our existing strengths in naval architecture, underwater vehicles, and coastal restoration. Examples include but are not limited to (1) the use of composites and metals in the marine environment and (2) the design and deployment of ocean-energy systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses; conduct and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program; publish scholarly work; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and engage in service activities. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and an interest in interdisciplinary, collaborative research. Industrial experience will be considered an asset. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, go to Please upload a single pdf document that contains the following items in the order listed: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy. Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Robert Weaver, Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL, 32901 (

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Robert Weaver
    Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 W. University Blvd.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • 321-674-7273

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