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Job ID: 132984

Open Rank - Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Open Rank - Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
University Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Department Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Ocean Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University is inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at Assistant, Associate, or Full professor levels in the broad areas of maritime autonomy and robotics, involving autonomous underwater and surface vehicles; marine sensing; naval architecture; coastal resilience, and other traditional and emerging areas in ocean engineering.

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at FAU has a student body of 500 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. The ocean engineering program was initiated in 1965 as the first undergraduate ocean engineering program in the country. Today, in addition to the Boca Raton facilities, the program extends to the ocean-side SeaTech research and education facility in Dania Beach. The department’s faculty is actively engaged in sponsored research in a broad range of areas of ocean and mechanical engineering. For more information about OME, visit

Florida Atlantic University is a state-funded university comprising of ten colleges. Established in 1964, it is currently spread over six campuses with the main campus located in Boca Raton. FAU is designated a high research university under the Carnegie Classification. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has a student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers BS, MS and PhD degree programs in computer, electrical, civil, mechanical, ocean, environmental and geomatic engineering, and computer science. The academic programs of the College are complemented by the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (ISENSE) and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), both designated as FAU’s pillars of research excellence.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualification:
Must have a doctorate degree from an accredited institution in ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field by time of application required.

Successful candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to establish a strong independent research program, while successful candidates at the associate and full professor level are expected to be engaged in strong on-going sponsored research activities.

All candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment to collaboration with the research groups in the Department, and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate level, while promoting a climate that values diversity in all its forms.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Open Rank – Ocean & Mechanical Engineering) on the Office of Human Resources’ job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that incorporates research and teaching statements, names of three references and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ07703).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Iselgis Garcia
    College of Engineering & Computer Science
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Road
    EE-96, Room 308
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 561-297-3453
  • 561-297-1111


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