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Instructor of General Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

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Instructor of General Engineering


The Florida Polytechnic University, Departments of Mechanical and Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks a highly qualified candidate for an Instructor of Engineering with broad teaching capacity that supports the freshman and sophomore level courses, particularly courses with a project-based learning and design project components embedded in the engineering courses. The successful candidate will be highly capable of delivering courses, guiding projects, and assisting with the logistics of executing the projects in the laboratory spaces.

At Florida Polytechnic University, the freshman and sophomore level courses on the Design Sequence serve undergraduate students in the STEM core and undergraduate engineering programs. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching in the classroom as well as in the laboratory. They should have a strong interest in academic success of first year undergraduate students and collaborating with others supporting university initiatives to prepare students for our STEM degrees.

The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to deliver course material in both the classroom and laboratory, participate in highly coordinated courses, collaborate with colleagues, supervise undergraduate students, and to teach effectively to a broad range of STEM students in the introductory and design sequence courses. In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in the broader education mission of the department.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any engineering field and Master’s degree in related STEM discipline.

  • Teaching and/or relevant academic/industry experience

  • Experience in curriculum delivery and laboratory instruction

  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring.

  • Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse campus community.


Florida Polytechnic University is a new state University that opened for classes in 2014-15 and strives to have a major higher education presence within Florida and beyond. The University was created by the Florida Legislature as a STEM-focused four-year public university, with a range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive high-tech workforce, Florida Polytechnic University takes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to academics and partners with industry leaders to provide relevant learning opportunities. With an innovative approach to higher education, the University emphasizes core subjects in small class sizes, while giving students opportunities for hands-on education through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic Careers Website:
  • Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • List of at least three (3) professional references (names and contact information)

  • Unofficial copy of the M.Sc. transcript


Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.


Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and worker's compensation.

Health benefits are administered through People First , on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility. Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.


Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans, our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their future. Click here for more information.


Conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is home to Florida Polytechnic University and many other businesses and attractions. Click here to explore Lakeland, Florida.


Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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