Faculty Position in Data Science and Machine Learning

Tenure Track

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering

Permanent, Tenure-Track Position


About the Department and College

The Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at the Florida A&M University (FAMU)-Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in Data Science and Machine Learning. We are seeking faculty candidates for an assistant professor position; however, exceptional candidates will be considered for higher ranks. The anticipated appointment time is Fall 2023.

The IME Department currently has 19 faculty, 34 Ph.D. students, 106 MS students, 162 undergraduate students, and annual research expenditures exceeding $3.3M. The two universities and outstanding research facilities in the affiliated research buildings/centers provide opportunities for collaboration with faculty in Computer Science, Scientific Computing, Statistics, High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI), Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), and FSU College of Medicine.

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 (HBCU) and a Top 20 Public, 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 with privileges at both institutions.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in industrial engineering, computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate documented potential for outstanding research. Areas of particular interest include Physics-Informed Machine Learning, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence, supporting Advanced Manufacturing and Scientific Discovery. Candidates with strong backgrounds in data science with applications to other areas are also considered.



Successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that are internationally recognized with significant and sustained funding, incorporate interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers across campus, and demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and excellence in education. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers, and participating in college and professional service are expected. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education.

Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our websites at https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/ime.

Applicants Should Submit

Applicants should submit the following documents, combined into one single PDF file, to the contact email listed below, Imefacultysearch@eng.famu.fsu.edu

  1. A cover letter
  2. A full curriculum vitae
  3. A 2-page research statement
  4. A 1-page teaching statement
  5. A 1-page diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  6. Two sample publications
  7. The names and contact information of four potential references
  8. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants


Applications will be reviewed beginning on September 15, 2022. Acceptance and review of the application will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Hui Wang, Search Committee Chair, at hwang10@eng.famu.fsu.edu.


Criminal Background Check

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with FSU Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women and comply

with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.