Mechanical Engineering Endowed Professor

Tenure Track

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering seeks applicants for the St. Joe Community Foundation Mechanical Engineering Endowed Professorship at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). Current focus research areas of the department include Thermal-Fluids, Aeronautics & Propulsion, Mechatronics (Robotics), Magnet Technology and Advanced Materials. Exceptionally qualified individuals in all areas of mechanical engineering that complement existing programs within the department and surrounding centers affiliated with the College of Engineering are desired. The position will be located at the Tallahassee, FL campus. However, this faculty position is focused on building new research partnerships and educational programs connected to our Panama City Campus Mechanical Engineering Program and the Panama City Naval Warfare Center.

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Mechanical Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of ME and engage in department, university and professional service activities.

The ME Department currently has 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. The faculty and researchers at the joint FAMU-FSU College of Engineering benefit from the world-class ecosystem of labs and centers immediately surrounding our campus. Located just steps from the engineering building are the world-renowned labs at Innovation Park of Tallahassee. Our engineering research is carried out at the closely-associated and faculty-research staff laboratories including the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Mag Lab), Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), Center for Intelligent, Systems, Control and Robotics (CISCOR), High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI), Resilient Infrastructure & Disaster Response (RIDER) Center, Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) and the Florida Department of Transportation Structures Research Center. 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 our department can be found at

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 12-degree areas across five engineering departments.

More than 22 members of our faculty are fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICE), the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the UK Institute of Physics, the Materials Research Society (MRS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), National Academy of Inventors (NAI), UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the UK Royal Microscopical Society, among others. In recent years, half to two-thirds of the patents produced annually by our parent universities originated at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

Applicants Should Submit

The following, combined into one single PDF file, to

Any questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Farrukh Alvi, Search Committee Chair, at Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2023. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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.