Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, 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 and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. 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 with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. 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


The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a full-time instructor position starting in August 2021. The position requires a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related field with an experience in undergraduate mechanical engineering education. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentorship, and service, with an emphasis on a willingness to integrate engineering education research outcomes into ME curriculum. Duties will include Mechanical Engineering instruction at the undergraduate level, coordination of teaching laboratories, and mentorship and supervision of teaching assistants (TAs) and learning assistants (LAs). The ideal candidate is also expected to take an active role in curriculum reforms such as transformation of existing courses, integration of active learning principles,  development and integration of computational tools, hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences, new course design, and/or developing new teaching modalities including potential online/hybrid courses. The candidate is expected to collaborate closely with fellow Mechanical Engineering faculty as well as faculty from the newly formed School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education (SUCCEED), and have departmental administration and committee duties as a full-time instructor.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522717 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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 January 31, 2021.  Review will continue until the position is filled.


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.