Florida International University

Mechanical  and Materials Engineering Department: Florida International University (FIU)  invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant, associate or full professor level beginning  August, 2011, in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

With a student enrollment of over 40,000, FIU has achieved Carnegie Research University status (with high research activity) and is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation. The Mechanical and Materials Engineering department has 20 faculty members who support its offerings of BS (ABET accredited), MS in ME and MSE, and PhD programs in ME and MSE. The department has over 450 undergraduates and 75 graduate students.  The department’s faculty research areas include:

● Mechanical Systems ● Mechanics  ● Robotics and Mechatronics ● Thermo/Fluid Systems

● Heating-Ventilation-and-Air-Conditioning (HVAC)   ● Biomechanics ● Renewable Energy

● Manufacturing and Automation Systems ● Vibrations ● Waste Management

● Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Inverse Design ● Computational Analysis and Distributed Parallel Computing

● Laser and Plasma Materials Processing  ● Electronic Packaging  ● Material Characterization

● Materials Science and Engineering ● Optical Measurement and Diagnostics ● Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology  ● Materials Design Optimization ● Materials at Extreme Conditions ● Energy Storage Materials

Duties of the successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, mentoring students, developing an externally funded research program, and publishing scholarly work.
Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required prior to the start of the appointment. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of scholarly work and potential to establish a robust research program. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence and be qualified to teach courses in mechanical engineering, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and thermal design. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are a prerequisite.
Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and experience in renewable energy and the ability to secure funding in the areas of renewable energy, alternative energy including smart grids, energy conversion systems, energy storage, energy systems for buildings, distributed power generation, integration of renewable energy systems, and nuclear energy.  FIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent work environment.  Additional information is available at:

Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for three references.  Applications must be submitted on line at Deadline is open, but, to receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2011. Applications are encouraged from members of under-represented minorities and women.  FIU is an equal opportunity/ equal access/ affirmative action employer and institution.