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Job Description

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU) invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2013, in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Position Number 45390.

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 550 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. The department's faculty research areas include:

* Thermal / fluid /HVAC / renewable energy / energy systems
* Mechanics/ Failure Analysis/ Vibration
* Robotics/ mechatronics/ design/ manufacturing
* Computational/ optimization/ multidisciplinary design methods
* Materials/ materials processing/ materials engineering
* Nanomaterials/ Nanotechnology

Duties of the successful candidates include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, mentoring students, developing an externally funded research program, and publishing scholarly work.


* Candidates for the advertised position must have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering 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.
* Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and experience in sensor technology, nano- manufacturing, haptics and medical/rehabilitative robotics. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence and be qualified to teach courses in mechanical engineering, including design and manufacturing courses such as manufacturing processes, machine design, robotics, vibration analysis and mechatronics.
* Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are a prerequisite of all candidates for all the positions.

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

Applications must 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 http://careers.fiu.edu/ only. Deadline is open, but, to receive full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2013.

Applications are encouraged from members of under-represented minorities and women. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. www.fiu.edu/index.htm

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.