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Job ID: 204543

Assistant Professor
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2023
Title Assistant Professor
University Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL, United States
Department Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Ocean Engineering
    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Energy Technology

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU, is inviting applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in the broad areas of naval architecture and naval engineering, maritime autonomy and robotics, offshore engineering, resilient ocean/coastal structures, and marine renewable energy. Applications in the area of aerospace engineering will be also considered. 

Specific areas of interest include marine hydrodynamics, marine control systems, fluid/wave-structure interactions, autonomous vehicles, instrumentation and sensing, coastal and offshore structures, deep sea platforms, and offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic energies. Additional areas of interest in aerospace include aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, propulsion, combustion, aerospace materials and structures, aeroacoustics and aerospace control systems.

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at FAU has a student body of over 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, Florida, and includes BS, MS and PhD degree programs. PhD programs include those with majors in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Engineering Concentration, and Mechanical Engineering with Neuro-engineering Concentration.  If an applicant with aerospace background is selected, it is desired that they help grow the aerospace engineering concentration within the mechanical engineering major by teaching and conducting research in this area. For more information about OME, visit

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is in the top three fastest progressing engineering colleges in the nation (US News and World Report Rankings 2020-2022) and is internationally recognized for cutting-edge research and education in the areas of computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and bio-robotics, civil, environmental and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering. Research conducted by the faculty and their teams exposes students to technology innovations that push the current state-of-the art of the disciplines. The College research efforts are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Education (DOEd), the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State of Florida, and industry. The College also utilizes additional institutional research resources through fellow appointments of its faculty in four University Institutes of research excellence/pillars, namely, the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI), the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN), and the Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH). The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science offers degrees with a modern twist that bear specializations in areas of national priority such as AI, cybersecurity, internet-of-things, transportation and supply chain management, and data science. The College has a student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. For more information about the College, please visit

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across six campuses located along the southeast Florida coast. In recent years, the University has doubled its research expenditures and outpaced its peers in student achievement rates. FAU is designated a Hispanic-serving institution, ranked as a top public university by U.S. News & World Report, and a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, the city of Boca Raton and surrounding areas provide the best of everything - schools, beautiful beaches, pristine surroundings, indoor and outdoor recreation, restaurants, theaters, entertainment, shopping and much more. Boca Raton also offers a diverse array of communities, activities, and residents.

A review of applications will begin in early January, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. For communication assistance, call 7-1-1.

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Contact Information

  • Eva Hashemi
    Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME)
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Road
    Ew 190
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 561.)297.3726
  • 561.297.3885


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