Mechanical Engineering Teaching Faculty (Panama City Campus)

Panama City, FL
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 43012

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 03/14/2018


The Florida A&M - Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering and the Panama City Campus of FSU invite applications for teaching faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at FSU Panama City. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering was established as a joint program serving two universities, Florida A & M University and Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, Florida. The College is a leading academic institution with excellent records of achievement in education, research and public service. It offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The College has attracted an outstanding faculty from all over the world. Thousands of young, intelligent, and self-motivated men and women have attended the College in the last three and a half decades, receiving over 5000 degrees. These graduates are a diverse group of engineers, from many races, ethnicities, and nationalities. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been widely hailed for taking the initiative to create programs to align academic curriculum with industry needs. The College ensures that the students learn what they need to learn through quality teaching and research. All programs offered by the College have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. These two positions are for the new Mechanical Engineering program (undergraduate) that will begin at FSU Panama City Campus in Fall 2018.


There are 2 12-month, full-time, specialized, non-tenure track teaching faculty positions with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts.
Primary responsibilities will be: teaching undergraduate (and possibly graduate) courses (with potential for distance learning courses) in Mechanical Engineering (with a focus on Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Thermal Fluids, and/or Dynamic Systems); recruiting, mentoring, and advising students; serving on committees and other service to the program/campus.
Engagement in research and scholarly activity is subject to pertinent FSU regulations. Contingent upon funding, these positions are expected to begin in August 2018 and will be renewable on an annual basis.
For more information about the Engineering programs at FSU Panama City please visit:


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to high-quality teaching, primarily though not exclusively, at the undergraduate level, service to the department and campus, and outreach activities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to motivate and inspire students are essential.
Preference may be given to candidates with a strong collegiate teaching track record and to those with industry and/or research experience.
Applicants are encouraged to indicate specific courses they have taught or are qualified to teach. The Mechanical Engineering curriculum at FSU Panama City will be the same as at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Tallahassee.
The curriculum is available at and a description of each of the courses is available by clicking on the course name/number.

Other Information

The Panama City campus of FSU is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU Panama City currently houses 19 bachelor's programs and 8 master's programs and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. For more information about FSU Panama City, please visit our website:

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11. Additionally, this position will require a summer camp background check prior to engaging in summer camp duties.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in this position, apply at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Online applications MUST INCLUDE work history up to ten years, and all education details EVEN IF ATTACHING RESUME. Applicants should also upload all of the following documents to their online application: 1) A cover letter describing university teaching experience and commitment to quality teaching, teaching philosophy, courses the applicant feels qualified to teach, experiences related to mechanical engineering, and why you are seeking this position. See the note in Qualifications section to access the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and courses. 2) Current curriculum vitae. 3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (copies of teaching evaluations and other data). 4) Arrange for submission of at least three letters of reference. You should instruct that these letters be mailed to: Florida State University, A312E, Human Resources, 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida 32405 (Contact information, including addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers should be included for people you have asked to write reference letters.) 5) Additional material to support your application may also be mailed to the above address. Review of applications will begin March 1, but applications will be accepted until March 14.

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