Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7089845

Posted: November 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Organizational Summary:

The Department ( has 22 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The Department faculty members have collaborations with all departments in the College of Engineering, as well as the Colleges of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Marine Science, Education, Nursing, and Public Health. The Department also has strong ties with numerous USF centers, including the Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (, Center for Urban Transportation Research (, Center for Assistive Rehabilitation Robotics & Technologies (, Clean Energy Research Center (, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research.

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #61 among public institutions (#98 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,000 students, offering eleven bachelor’s programs, seven ABET-accredited, as well as 12 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $34.1million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2019-2020. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

Position Summary:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida invites applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the Associate Professor level to begin Fall 2022. Candidates for senior ranks at the Associate Professor level must have demonstrated exceptional capabilities in externally funded research, instruction, and mentoring of students. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and publications, the potential for sustaining an externally funded research program, and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates should have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
Applications from all areas of mechanical engineering are welcome, with particular interest in candidates working on data-driven design and manufacturing, aerospace, or thermal systems

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

An application package should include a detailed curriculum vitae and names of at least four professional references. The cover letter should indicate the applicant’s interest in a specific rank and area of research. In addition, an application should include a statement (totaling no more than 5 pages) of the applicant’s teaching interests and plans to collaborate on research projects with current faculty.

Job Opening Number: 27794
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