Faculty Position in Structural Mechanics and Dynamics for Aerospace Applications

Tenure Track

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, in Structural Mechanics and Dynamics for Aerospace Applications. This position is at the assistant professor level, but well-qualified candidates will be considered at a higher rank.

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.

The ME Department currently has about 35 faculty, 100+ graduate students, ~400 undergraduate students, and annual research expenditures exceeding $6.5M. The Department has outstanding research facilities housed within the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) including low-speed and high-speed (Subsonic through Hypersonic) wind tunnels, materials characterization facilities, advanced flow diagnostics, and high-performance computational resources. The Department has a collaborative and collegial work environment and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education. Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our websites at https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/me and https://fcaap.fsu.edu/.



Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline, demonstrate the ability to create and sustain an internationally recognized research program in their field of expertise, and have a strong interest in engineering education. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a robust externally funded research program, have a strong commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in college and professional service.

Applicants Should Submit

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in the position, applicants should apply to Florida State University, Job ID: 56051, with the following documents:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Full curriculum vitae
  3. 2-page research statement
  4. 1-page teaching statement
  5. No more than four selected publications for review
  6. The names and contact information of four potential references
  7. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 1, 2023. Acceptance and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chiang Shih, Search Committee Chair.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires 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.