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 2024.
The IME Department currently has 18 faculty, 34 PhD 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 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, all six of the college’s eligible undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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.
Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit the IME department page.
How to Apply
If qualified and interested in the position, applicants should apply to Florida State University Jobs, Job ID: 55883 with the following documents:
- A cover letter
- A full curriculum vitae
- A 2-page research statement
- A 1-page teaching statement
- The names and contact information of four potential references
- An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants
Applications will be reviewed beginning on September 30, 2023. Acceptance and review of application will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Hui Wang, Search Committee Chair.
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.