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  • Opening Date: 2018-09-04
  • Job Opening Id: 515864
  • College/Division: College of Engineering and Computing
  • Department: Mechanical and Mat Engineering

Job Information

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for two tenure-track, open rank faculty position beginning Fall 2019.

Position 1: Robotics: Candidates are sought with the expertise in the field of robotics, including, but not limited to the design and control of soft robots, bio-inspired versatile robots, novel processes for robot fabrication, human-robot interaction, robotics for infrastructure monitoring and repair, micro-robots, robotics and automation in manufacturing.

Position 2: Advanced Manufacturing: Candidates are sought with the expertise in the field of intelligent/digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing, soft manufacturing, cyber-physical manufacturing, high-performance materials manufacturing, bio-inspired manufacturing and self-assembly, and other novel manufacturing techniques.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, demonstrated record of scholarly work commensurate with rank and commitment to teaching a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong and externally-funded research program of high visibility. It is expected that candidate will actively contribute to the research environment that leads to collaboration between multiple departments, colleges and areas of pre-eminence research across the University. Faculty for consideration of a tenured appointment must have national/international recognition. The candidate will work closely with the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI) and Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC)   AMERI ( has extensive laboratory facilities for micro/nano fabrication and design, materials characterization including a class 100 clean room.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae with lists of publications and research grants, a statement of research experience and plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for three references as a single pdf file. References will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 30, 2018.  Review will continue until the positions are filled.


Pre-Employment Requirements

Crimincal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.



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FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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