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Florida International University (FIU) is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as chairperson of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and must possess credentials that meet the qualifications for appointment at the rank of Full Professor, based on a substantial record of scholarly work, excellent record of extramurally funded research, professional service, and the demonstrated ability to provide significant leadership and vision to a growing academic department.

Successful candidates are expected to develop a high-quality funded research program and must be committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.

The Mechanical and Materials Engineering department (mme.fiu.edu) has 20 faculty members who support its offerings of BS (ABET accredited) in Mechanical Engineering, MS and PhD in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The department has over 700 undergraduates and 75 graduate students.

The department's faculty research areas include thermal, fluid, and energy systems, mechanics, materials, robotics, and manufacturing.

The department has funding from Federal agencies and from the private sector. The major centers allied with the MME department are the Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMERI ameri.fiu.edu), the Motorola Nano-fabrication facility including class 100 cleanroom, and the Center for Study of Materials under Extreme Conditions (CeSMEC, cesmec.fiu.edu) and the Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC).

There are numerous other research centers and institutes available for collaboration both in the College of Engineering and Computing (www.cec.fiu.edu) and in the university (www.fiu.edu).

FIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent work environment. Additional information is available at: http://hr.fiu.edu/pshr/.

Qualified candidates should include with application materials, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references, and statements on teaching, research and administrative experience, and overall vision in a single file in a single pdf file. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

A review of applications will begin on August 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

About Florida International University

FIU, Miami's public research university, educates 33,000 students on campuses throughout South Florida and Latin America. It is the only public urban university in Florida with both a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and the Carnegie Foundation's top rating for research universities. Over the past three years, its sponsored research program has been the fastest growing of any research university in the state. FIU delivers high-quality education and training, conducts and promotes research to enhance Florida's role as a leader in telecommunications and information technology, offers training necessary to fostering business development and workforce preparedness and promotes technology transfer to enhance enabling technologies for the telecommunications and information technology industries.