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Systems Engineering Teaching Faculty I (Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at FAMU)
Florida State University Panama City

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Systems Engineering Teaching Faculty I (Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at FAMU)
University Florida State University Panama City
Panama City, FL, United States
Department Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering Teaching Faculty I (Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at FAMU)
Job ID: 46478
Location: Panama City, Florida
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Closing Date: 02/15/2020

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Florida A&M University- Florida State University College of Engineering and Florida State University Panama City jointly invites applications for a faculty position in our Systems Engineering Master’s Degree Program housed at FSU Panama City Campus. This position is a 9- or 12- month, full-time, specialized, non-tenure track, faculty position with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts. The successful candidate will have responsibilities in teaching, advising and student recruiting. The position is expected to begin Fall 2020 with the potential to start earlier (i.e. Summer 2020) if circumstances warrant it.

For more information about the Systems Engineering program at FSU Panama City visit:

The Panama City campus of FSU is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU Panama City currently houses 19 bachelor’s programs and 8 master’s programs and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. For more information about FSU Panama City, please visit our website:

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is unique in combining two outstanding universities with overlapping but distinct missions – the nation’s top Historically Black College/University with one of the nation’s ~100 Highest Research Activity Universities. As such we provide an outstanding research and entrepreneurship based education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US.

The IME Department presently has 14 faculty members, ABET accredited B.S. programs in industrial engineering with 175 undergraduate students, and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in industrial and manufacturing engineering and engineering management with over 60 graduate students. The M.S program in systems engineering began in Fall 2018 with the first cohort to graduate in May of 2020.
The IME department provides excellent research opportunities as home of the High-Performance Materials Institute. Additional research opportunities are available through collaboration with several FAMU and FSU laboratories/centers including the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Center for Advanced Power Systems, and the Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology. Over the last 5 years, the annual research expenditures have averaged approximately $2.5 million from multiple sources including active NSF and DoD grants. According to ASEE, over the past 10 years, our research expenditures per faculty have ranked among the top 5 IE departments.

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

Primary responsibilities will include: 1) teaching a variety of courses (both face-to-face and online) in System Engineering and Industrial Engineering, 2) working closely with colleagues and other professionals to promote and grow the graduate program, 3) recruiting, mentoring, and advising students, and 4) engaging in committee service for the program, department, and Panama City campus. There is potential for engagement in research and scholarly activity if circumstances allow.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (or closely related field) and have ability to teach a wide variety of courses in Systems Engineering, particularly at the graduate level. Candidates are preferred to have Systems Engineering practitioner experience in the Department of Defense or Industry.
Candidates should have experience in network security protocols, cybersecurity policies and implementation, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using SysML, and software modeling capabilities such as MATLAB for modeling and simulation.
Experience in autonomous systems, marine systems, and aerospace systems are also sought qualifications but not required.
The candidate should be highly qualified to develop and teach a diverse set of Systems Engineering curriculum and should provide evidence of these capabilities within their application.
Potential for excellence in teaching is essential, as is advising and mentoring students, and contributing to the growth of the engineering program.
Preference may be given to candidates with a strong collegiate teaching track record and relevant industry experiences.

Other Information
The deadline to apply for this position is 02/15/20.

Contact Info
Additional inquiries related to the position or benefits should be directed to Dr. Daniel Georgiadis, Search Committee Chair, at

Anticipated Salary Range
Salary and Rank will be commensurate with education and experience

Pay Plan
This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in this position, apply at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Online applications must include work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching resume.

Applicants should upload the following documents to their online application:
1. Cover letter explaining your commitment to quality teaching, why you are seeking this teaching position, university teaching experience, related DoD & industry experience, and courses the applicant feels qualified to teach.
2. Current curriculum vitae (with names and contact information of at least three references).
3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (copies of teaching evaluations and other data).
4. Applicants should also arrange for the submission of at least three letters of reference, to be mailed to Florida State University, A312E Human Resources, 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, FL 32405. References should provide contact information, including addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.
5. Additional material to support applications may also be mailed to the above address.

The search will remain open until the position is filled; with review of applications to begin Jan 1, 2020.

Tobacco Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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