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Position Summary:

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU, is inviting applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in the broad areas of naval architecture and naval engineering, maritime autonomy and robotics, offshore engineering, resilient ocean/coastal structures, and marine renewable energy. Applications in the area of aerospace engineering will be also considered.

Specific areas of interest include marine hydrodynamics, marine control systems, fluid/wave-structure interactions, autonomous vehicles, instrumentation and sensing, coastal and offshore structures, deep sea platforms, and offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic energies. Additional areas of interest in aerospace include aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, propulsion, combustion, aerospace materials and structures, aeroacoustics and aerospace control systems.

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at FAU has a student body of over 500 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. The Ocean Engineering program was initiated in 1965 as the first undergraduate ocean engineering program in the country. Today, in addition to the Boca Raton facilities, the program extends to the ocean-side SeaTech research and education facility in Dania Beach, Florida, and includes BS, MS and PhD degree programs. PhD programs include those with majors in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Engineering Concentration, and Mechanical Engineering with Neuro-engineering Concentration. If an applicant with aerospace background is selected, it is desired that they help grow the aerospace engineering concentration within the mechanical engineering major by teaching and conducting research in this area. For more information about OME, visit

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is in the top three fastest progressing engineering colleges in the nation (US News and World Report Rankings 2020-2022) and is internationally recognized for cutting-edge research and education in the areas of computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and bio-robotics, civil, environmental and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering. Research conducted by the faculty and their teams exposes students to technology innovations that push the current state-of-the art of the disciplines. The College research efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Education (DOEd), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State of Florida, and industry. The College also utilizes additional institutional research resources through fellow appointments of its faculty in four University Institutes of research excellence/pillars, namely, the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN), and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH). The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science offers degrees with a modern twist that bear specializations in areas of national priority such as AI, cybersecurity, internet-of-things, transportation and supply chain management, and data science. The College has a student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. For more information about the College, please visit

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report, and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, the city of Boca Raton and surrounding areas provide the best of everything - schools, beautiful beaches, pristine surroundings, indoor and outdoor recreation, restaurants, theaters, entertainment, shopping and much more. Boca Raton also offers a diverse array of communities, activities, and residents.

A review of applications will begin in early January, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to establish a high-quality extramurally funded research program, excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, work collaboratively with colleagues as a team member to advance the program, and demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Engineering and Computer Science


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. Applicants are required to submit all supporting application materials online in PDF format by visiting

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) a letter of interest that incorporates research and teaching statements, (2) an up-to-date CV, and (3) names of three references.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711


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