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Assistant Professor, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

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Position Number 33404
Class Title Assistant Professor, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) announces a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates with backgrounds in mechanical or aerospace engineering or related disciplines will be considered.

MAE offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Both BSAE and BSME programs are ABET-accredited. A new M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering was launched in fall of 2016. MAE is home to 40 full-time faculty members, several adjuncts, and the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research (CATER). The reputation of the department is continually growing with numerous faculty achievements including NSF CAREER, ONR and DTRA Young Investigator Awards, and fellowships in professional societies. Several students also receive NSF and NASA graduate fellowships. For information about the department, please visit the website at

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students. UCF has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at and CECS at

Position Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or other appropriate disciplines by the time of the appointment.


Candidates with research expertise in manufacturing, energy for sustainability, aerodynamics, space systems, and mechatronics.

Special Conditions

Applicants for this position will also be considered for assistant professor position number 38347.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

In addition to the application, candidates must also submit a signed cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a maximum two-page statement outlining research vision and teaching interests, and a list of at least three professional references complete with address, phone number, and email address.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A start date of August 2018 is anticipated.

Interested persons with questions about the position may contact the search committee at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701118
Job Open Date 09/29/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Engineering and Computer Science (ENGR)
Department ENGR-Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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