Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

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 of 2022 at the Assistant/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 industry experience in one of these specialties.

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.

The Prescott Campus of Embry-Riddle is a small, private, residential university located in the mountains of northern Arizona where faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of the campus environment. Prescott is rated as one of the most livable cities in the Southwest. It is located 5000 feet above sea level, has a mild climate, clean air, and is close to recreational and pristine wilderness areas and national forests.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Relocation support provided

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% 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, mailroom 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. The application should reference IRC-160344 . Materials may be submitted in electronic form through Queries may be submitted via email to the Mechanical Engineering Chair, Prof. Andy Gerrick, at .

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.

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