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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Daytona Beach Campus)

at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Posted: 2/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 180488

Job Description

The Department ofMechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invites applications andnominations for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. Since its founding in2003, the Department has undergone remarkable growth in size and has gainednational recognition for its focus on experiential learning and its innovativedisciplinary tracks in high-performance vehicles, robotics, energy, and biomedicalengineering. Candidates with interest and focus on robotics & autonomoussystems or biomedical systems are encouraged to apply.


TheCollege of Engineering at Daytona Beach is organized in five departments,enrolls over 2100 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate (Masters andPhD) students served by over 100 full-time faculty members. MechanicalEngineering is the second largest department and the fastest growing program oncampus with over 350 undergraduate students and over 50 graduate (MS and PhD)students served by 17 full-time faculty members. The Department places largeemphasis on hands-on learning and provides ample opportunities for students tobe involved in a variety of collegiate competitions including  EcoCAR, EPAP3, AUVSI, and Formula SAE. The focus research areas includes, but are notlimited to, robotics & autonomous systems, automotive engineering,computational fluid dynamics, energy systems, biomechanics, and manufacturing.In addition to the facilities and labs in the Lehman Engineering and TechnologyCenter, a new 50,000 square-foot Engineering Center, the John Mica Engineeringand Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), was recently completed withworld-class facilities such as the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory,which focuses on unmanned system design, perception and autonomy, and includesa motion capture system, indoor flight area, range of sensing technologies andunmanned surface, underwater, ground and aerial systems. A new Craysupercomputer has recently been acquired and a new world class subsonicresearch wind tunnel has recently been commissioned. 


Position Requirements

The successful candidatewill have an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closelyrelated field, an interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and anability to contribute to the research thrust of the Department. Industrialand/or prior academic experience, especially related to robotics, autonomy, or biomedicalengineering will strengthen a candidate's credentials. For more informationregarding the mission and vision of the College of Engineering, please refer toour website:


Embry-Riddlevalues diversity: We respect the rights and property of all individuals,regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability,economic background, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe in acommunity where all members are welcome, and individuals or groups are freefrom harassment.

Equal Opportunity

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University iscommitted to providing equalemployment opportunity and affirmative action for qualifiedindividuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis ofrace, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, orany other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Application Process and Additional Information

Considerationof applications will begin October 12, 2018 and will continue until theposition is filled; the expected start date is August 2019 but it could be asearly as January 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, CV,statement of research interests and statement of teaching approach. Pleasesubmit your application materials through our website http://careers.erau.edu.


Formore information, you may also contact the Chair of the Mechanical EngineeringDepartment, Professor Eduardo Divo, DivoE@erau.edu, phone: 386.323.7987