Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2022
Job Description

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, is inviting applicants for a tenure-tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor.

As a tenure-track faculty member in the College of Engineering, the successful candidate will maintain an exemplary level of research and scholarly activity. The position also requires an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents as a team member of the department, college, and university. Additionally, candidates should have experience with a broad range of innovative methods of instruction and assessment. The ideal candidate will have a clear vision for supporting the growth of the ME Department.


An earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates with prior teaching and/or industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants in all areas of research will be considered, but candidates with specializations in energy systems, sustainable powertrains, hybrid and electric systems, robotics, and autonomous systems are of particular interest.

Candidates are expected to be capable of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering. Course sections typically range from 15-40 students. Opportunities may exist to create additional graduate courses to support a candidate’s research.

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This position requires presence at the Daytona Beach Campus. Relocation to the Daytona Beach, FL, area is required; applicants seeking purely remote work will not be considered. Relocation assistance may be available.

As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.


Embry-Riddle values diversity: We respect the rights and property of all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe in a community where all members are welcome, and individuals or groups are free from harassment. We strongly encourage individuals from populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in STEM – women, Blacks, Latinx, Native Americans, persons of all gender identities and/or sexual orientation – to apply.

Equal Opportunity

Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Institutional Overview

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, Prescott - Arizona, and Singapore, as well as a Worldwide campus that 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 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

Known for its Aerospace and Aviation focus, the College of Engineering (COE) in the Daytona Beach Campus has a total enrollment of over 3,300 students, over 100 full-time faculty members, and enjoys top rankings and a national reputation. The COE houses departments of Aerospace Engineering (AE), Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Engineering Fundamentals (EF), and Mechanical Engineering (ME), and offers the full spectrum of academic programs including Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctoral degrees.

Department Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, serves approximately 500 students at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. The department features undergraduate tracks in High-Performance Vehicles, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Energy Systems, and Biomedical Systems. The ME department places a heavy emphasis on experiential education and sponsors a wide variety of student projects including Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Solar District Cup, EcoCAR, RobotX, IGVC, SUAS, RoboBoat, and RoboSub. The department also has a strong profile in applied research in areas such as robotics and autonomous systems, energy systems, advanced powertrains, and biomedical. The department has a stable faculty and offers a positive, collegial, and collaborative work environment.

Application Process and Additional Information

Consideration of applications will begin December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; the expected start date is August 2023. Applications should include a current CV and a detailed letter discussing experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate strong alignment with ME and the position. Selected candidates will be required to secure three professional references as part of the review process. Application materials should be submitted electronically through the Embry-Riddle Careers Website. Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Sandra Boetcher, Search Committee Chair, at boetches@erau.edu .

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