Faculty Position in Materials Manufacturing For Extreme Environments

Tenure Track

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Permanent, Tenure-Track Position


About the Position

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (IME) and the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Departments. Other ranks may be considered. This joint position is focused on the design and processing of high-performance materials that can operate in extreme environments. Applications in the aerospace materials and in-space manufacturing are strongly encouraged, other application areas are also welcome. This position will offer opportunities to work across disciplines to create a vibrant research program in developing materials, manufacturing processes, and structures that can be rapidly transitioned to advanced aerospace applications. The joint position will have access to state-of-the-art facilities in materials manufacturing and characterization, high temperature materials and aerodynamic characterization. More details on these facilities can be found at https://fcaap.fsu.edu/ and https://hpmi.research.fsu.edu/. The anticipated appointment time is fall 2023.


About the Department and College

The IME Department currently has 19 faculty, 34 PhD students, 106 MS students, 162 undergraduate students, and annual research expenditures exceeding $3.3M. The ME Departments currently have approximately 28 faculty, 85 graduate students, 361 undergraduate students and annual expenditures in excess of $6.5 million. We enjoy a collaborative and collegial work environment and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education. This research community includes our two major universities, matchless resources, powerful community collaboration and one-of-a kind programs. This support enables dynamic startups, emerging technologies, world-class research and pioneering businesses that are equipped to innovate and push the envelope into life-changing discoveries. More information about the departments can be found at and https://eng.famu.fsu.edu/ime and https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/me.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the nexus of two major public universities, each with a distinct mission but focused on world-class engineering education and research. Created by the Florida Legislature in 1982, the joint institution is the college of

engineering for both Florida A&M and Florida State universities. This unique combination of focus, resources and mission from our parent institutions has created on our campus a truly innovative atmosphere that leverages the benefits of the traditional HBCU model with the innovations of an R-1 public research university. After completing pre-requisites at their home institution, FAMU and FSU students learn, study and research together at our independent campus with joint-appointed faculty and staff. Students graduate from their enrolling university and from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Both FAMU and FSU are part of the State University System of Florida and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, the college is fully accredited by ABET for its twelve degree areas across five engineering departments.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field, and demonstrate documented potential for outstanding research and teaching.



Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain 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 IME and ME department, college, university 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. And https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/me.

Applicants Should Submit

The following documents, combined into one single PDF file, to the contact email: IMEME-MMEE@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 (indicate Impact factor in your research statement)
  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 December 9, 2022. Acceptance and review of application will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Tarik Dickens and Dr. Chiang Shih, Search Committee Co-Chairs, at dickens@eng.famu.fsu.edu, and shih@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.