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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering
Department:19020000 - EG-MECHANICAL / AEROSPACE ENG

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Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor although, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be considered. The positions have an anticipated start date of August 2023.

We are seeking candidates in the following areas:

  • Space Mechanics and/or human spaceflight whose areas of interest include but is not limited to the following:  space propulsion, space domain/space situational awareness (e.g., in cislunar/ex-GEO regions), or any related spacecraft/space science fields.
  • Combustion/Multi-Phase flow experimentalist.
  • Green Energy with a preference for hydrogen production and utilization.
  • Energy resiliency and security using AI focused methods

The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the mechanical and aerospace engineering curricula; initiate and sustain externally sponsored research programs; recruit and supervise graduate students; and engage in service activities for the University and the profession. Applicants must possess a PhD in a related field by the start date. Dedication to excellence in research, teaching, and service, and evidence of scholarly achievements are required. The candidate should have a record of or demonstrate the potential for successful proposal writing, PhD student mentoring, scholarship, and classroom teaching.

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida ( has over 60 faculty members working in all aspects of mechanical and aerospace engineering and is expected to grow over the upcoming years.  The total student population is approximately 2500 with nearly 200 in the PhD program.  The latest US News & World Report has MAE ranked as 19 and 15 for the aerospace and mechanical engineering programs, respectively, among graduate engineering public universities in the US.    The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News & World Report.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a PhD in a related field by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, with the first full committee screening occurring on October 15,2022 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: (Please see Job Requisition #522866). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas listed above and a diversity statement including experience in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at the University of Florida); (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references  Additional required documents (4-6) should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application (4) a research program vision statement detailing short- and long-term goals; (5) a teaching statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and vision for developing a teaching program at the University of Florida; and (6) up to three refereed journal or conference articles (co-)authored by the applicant. To be competitive, candidates for this faculty position should submit a cover letter, research statement, and education vision statement that complement the overall mission of the department. Questions about this position may be directed to the Faculty Search Chair, MAE Dept, University of Florida,

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. For more information about the college, please visit

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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