The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invites applications and nominations for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. Since its founding in 2003, the Department has undergone remarkable growth in size and has gained national recognition for its focus on experiential learning and its innovative disciplinary tracks in high-performance vehicles, robotics, energy, and biomedical engineering. Candidates with interest and focus on robotics & autonomous systems or biomedical systems are encouraged to apply.
The College of Engineering at Daytona Beach is organized in five departments, enrolls over 2100 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate (Masters and PhD) students served by over 100 full-time faculty members. Mechanical Engineering is the second largest department and the fastest growing program on campus with over 350 undergraduate students and over 50 graduate (MS and PhD) students served by 17 full-time faculty members. The Department places large emphasis on hands-on learning and provides ample opportunities for students to be involved in a variety of collegiate competitions including EcoCAR, EPA P3, AUVSI, and Formula SAE. The focus research areas includes, but are not limited 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 Technology Center, a new 50,000 square-foot Engineering Center, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), was recently completed with world-class facilities such as the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory, which focuses on unmanned system design, perception and autonomy, and includes a motion capture system, indoor flight area, range of sensing technologies and unmanned surface, underwater, ground and aerial systems. A new Cray supercomputer has recently been acquired and a new world class subsonic research wind tunnel has recently been commissioned.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, an interest to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and an ability to contribute to the research thrust of the Department. Industrial and/or prior academic experience, especially related to robotics, autonomy, or biomedical engineering will strengthen a candidate’s credentials. For more information regarding the mission and vision of the College of Engineering, please refer to our website: https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-engineering/administration/index.html
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Application Process and Additional Information
Consideration of applications will begin October 12, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled; the expected start date is August 2019 but it could be as early as January 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and statement of teaching approach. Please submit your application materials through our website http://careers.erau.edu.
For more information, you may also contact the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Professor Eduardo Divo, DivoE@erau.edu, phone: 386.323.7987
Internal Number: 180488
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is recognized as a premier educational institution and a global leader in teaching the science, practice and business of aviation, aerospace and engineering.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.