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Open Rank, Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2022
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
    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is inviting applications for multiple open rank tenure-track positions in the broad areas of naval architecture and naval engineering, maritime autonomy and robotics, offshore engineering, resilient structures, and marine renewable energy. Specific areas of interest include marine hydrodynamics, fluid/wave-structure interactions, ocean systems, computational/experimental investigations, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles and marine sensing, coastal and offshore structures, deep sea platforms, and offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic energies. Interest in these areas is consistent with FAU’s strategic plan “Race to Excellence” and aims to build on and strengthen the university’s core research strength in ocean engineering.

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. The department’s faculty is actively engaged in sponsored research in the broad areas of ocean and mechanical engineering. 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 biorobotics, civil, environmental and geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering, and ocean engineering. Research conducted by the faculty and their teams expose 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 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

The FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

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.

Applicants must have a doctorate degree in ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Successful applicants at the assistant professor level are expected to establish a strong independent research program, be committed to working in 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. Applicants at the full professor level are expected to have a strong record of externally funded research. Applicants should submit a diversity statement that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and more specifically, a commitment to strengthen the College climate for DEI and promote DEI activities. For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ12169. Applicants are required to submit all supporting application materials online in PDF format. Submitted materials should also include a letter of interest that incorporates research and teaching statements, an up-to-date CV, and names of three references.

Review of applications will begin early January 2022 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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