Job DescriptionThe Department of Mechanical Engineering at Embry-RiddleAeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invitesapplications and nominations for multiple tenure-track facultypositions. Since its founding in 2003, the Department has undergoneremarkable growth in size and has gained national recognition forits focus on experiential learning and its innovative disciplinarytracks in high-performance vehicles, robotics, energy, andbiomedical systems. At least one of the positions is expected tofocus in robotics & autonomous systems, so candidates withexperience and research interests in this field are encouraged toapply. Outstanding candidates in other fields will also beconsidered. The selected candidates are expected to start at theassistant professor rank however, considerations will also be givento outstanding candidates at the associate and full professorranks.Known for its Aerospace and Aviation focus, the College ofEngineering has a total enrollment of over 2500 students, over 100full-time faculty members, and enjoys top rankings and a nationalreputation. Mechanical Engineering is the second largest departmentand the fastest growing program on campus with 400 bachelors,masters, and PhD students and 20 full-time faculty members. TheMechanical Engineering Department has small class sizes and placesa large emphasis on experiential learning, including studentcompetitions such as the Maritime RobotX Challenge andEcoCAR.The Department conducts research in areas including robotics &autonomous systems, biomechanics, automotive engineering,computational fluid dynamics, energy systems, and others. Inaddition to the facilities and labs in the Lehman Engineering andTechnology Center, a new 50,000 square foot Engineering Center, theJohn Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, wasrecently completed as an anchor building for the University’sresearch park, featuring state-of-the-art engineering researchlabs, incubation, and accelerator spaces. A new Cray supercomputerhas recently been acquired, and a new world class subsonic researchwind tunnel has recently been commissioned.QualificationsJob RequirementsThe successful candidates will have an earned doctorate inMechanical Engineering or a closely related field, an ability tocontribute to the research efforts of the Department, and aninterest in and ability to teach undergraduate and graduatecourses. Particular research interests include: robotics,autonomous systems, perception systems, machine learning,navigation & control systems, bio-inspired robots, connectedand automated vehicles, and other related areas.Industrial, government, and/or academic experience, especiallyrelated to robotics & autonomy will strengthen a candidate’scredentials. For more information regarding the mission and visionof the College of Engineering, please refer to our website:https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/college-engineering/administration/index.html.DiversityEmbry-Riddle values diversity: We respect the rights and propertyof all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationalorigin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexualorientation, or religious belief. We believe in a community whereall members are welcome, and individuals or groups are free fromharassment.Equal OpportunityEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis onrace, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap,veteran status, or sexual orientation.Application Process and Additional InformationConsideration of applications will begin November 2020 and willcontinue until the position is filled; the expected start date isAugust 2021. Applications should include a cover letter, CV,statement of research interests and statement of teaching approach.Please submit your application materials through our websitehttp://careers.erau.edu .For more information, you may also contact the Chair of theMechanical Engineering Department, Professor Eduardo Divo, [email protected] , phone:386.323.7987.