Search for University Jobs in Engineering

Job ID: 221771

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Space)
University of Florida

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2023
Title ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Space)
University University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) (

The College has identified areas related to astronautics, hypersonics, and space systems as core areas of interest, thus, candidates whose research include, but not limited to, space propulsion, spacecraft guidance and control, space debris, space situational awareness, cis-lunar systems, or other related fields are invited to apply.  As a comprehensive Carnegie R1 research university, opportunities are available for multidisciplinary collaboration with faculty in several areas such as agriculture, automation, environmental science, and transportation.  The successful candidate will be able to access existing infrastructures at the university and interact/collaborate with faculty on projects sponsored by the leading sponsors (e.g., NASA, Air Force, Space Force, DARPA) on projects like Lisa, DebriSat, Orbital Prime, and Space Biology.  Additionally, collaborations can be established within existing College centers such as a new AFOSR Center for high-speed morphing aircraft, the AFOSR Center of Excellence in Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments (, the UF Transportation Institute (, the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (, and the UF Center for Coastal Solutions ( A large College initiative is also underway to expand research activities related to space systems and their operations as well as University wide to develop a space research center.  The opportunity exists for the successful candidate to establish and grow a dynamic research enterprise at the University of Florida. 

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) is one of the largest degree-granting units at the University of Florida. The Department has over 60 faculty members, 500 graduate students, 1900 undergraduate students and over $18 million in annual research expenditures (2022 ASEE). BS, MS, and PhD degrees are offered in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. MAE is home to over a dozen student societies and provides exceptional dedicated facilities and financial support for our student-led design/build/compete organizations that routinely capture top placement at national and international competitions. Traditional strengths in solid mechanics and design, thermal fluid systems, and dynamics and controls are leveraged in many interdisciplinary and cutting-edge efforts that include autonomous systems, multiphase turbulent systems, experimental mechanics, advanced manufacturing, novel energy systems, computational methods, soft-matter engineering, and aerospace technologies and systems. 

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #1 best public US university according to the Wall Street Journal. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. For more information about the college, please visit

  • The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Faculty Search Chair, MAE Dept.
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    University of Florida
    PO Box 116250
    Gainesville, FL 32611


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?