Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.  Although consideration will be given to all ranks, the anticipated hiring rank is Assistant Professor. Areas of focus include: (1) autonomy and autonomous systems, (2) soft matter engineering, (3) energy, and (4) computational sciences, including computational science in support of the above areas.  Exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or a related field in engineering or science. Successful applicants will be expected to be an effective teacher at undergraduate and graduate levels, and to build a vibrant externally-funded research program.

The MAE Department currently has 53 faculty members, over 450 graduate students, total annual expenditures in excess of $26 million, and is the largest academic department on the UF campus. Persons joining the Department will find outstanding facilities, interdisciplinary opportunities, a collaborative and collegial work environment, and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education.  The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is undergoing a significant expansion to 300 faculty members.  Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our website at

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths – and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work.  UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.   The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws.

Advertised Salary:

$85,000 - $120,000; Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or a related field in engineering or science

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

All candidates must submit through the University of Florida's Employment website, Careers at UF at to be considered for the position and also submit applications electronically to Professor Nam-Ho Kim, Search Committee Chair, at In addition, Applications must include in a single pdf document: 1) a cover letter mentioning the specific area, and briefly outlining the candidate's qualifications, research and educational interests; 2) 3-5 year research plan, potential collaborative activities and statement of teaching philosophy; 3) a complete CV; and 4) the names and full contact information for at least four references.  The search committee will begin screening of applicants immediately and will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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