Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an Assistant or Associate level Professor of Mechanical Engineering to start in Fall 2021. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.


The College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, invites applications for a tenure-track position in our Mechanical Engineering Department. The position is anticipated to be available in Fall 2021 at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The Mechanical Engineering program offers three tracks where students can focus their studies: Energy, Propulsion, and Robotics. The department is particularly interested in interviewing candidates with a background in one of these specialties.

The successful candidate shall have a strong interest and ability to teach undergraduate courses and laboratories and to perform applied research. The ideal candidate will be willing to mentor and collaborate with students on research and student projects. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

The College of Engineering (COE) faculty are housed in a modern academic complex, which is adjacent to robotics, mechatronics, propulsion, and wind tunnel laboratories. The COE faculty also make extensive use of the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication laboratory complex. This building consists of a fabrication suite, space systems lab, structural dynamics lab, materials science lab, mechanical testing lab, structures lab, and dedicated faculty research labs. All of these labs feature state-of-the-art equipment for undergraduate student use. A new 52,000 square foot STEM building was recently completed to house new Robotics and Thermal-Energy Labs as well as our Rapid Prototyping Lab.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a leading institution in education for engineering, aviation, global security and related fields. We draw students from around the country and the world who are serious about their future careers.

Our talented faculty, state-of-the-art classrooms and lab facilities, and instructional best-practices produce graduates who are well-prepared for careers or graduate school.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights


An earned doctorate in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and related experience is desired, but candidates with significant industry experience and a Masters Degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Application material should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional goals and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Materials may be submitted in electronic form through Queries may be submitted via email to the Mechanical Engineering Chair, Prof. Andy Gerrick, at .

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