• University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 28, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, full-time, position at the rank of Senior Lecturer (Working title of Associate Instructional Professor). The position’s anticipated start date is Summer 2022.

Duties and responsibilities include teaching, revising, and developing undergraduate engineering courses and laboratories/facilities in following areas: Design and Manufacturing Laboratory, Capstone Design and Capstone Design Realization Laboratory, Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, Design Documentation, and related aspects of mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. The candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities and educational research activities.

The MAE department is specifically looking for candidates with a passion for teaching and a desire to develop and/or continue a career in the pedagogy of engineering education. The MAE department is committed to building a diverse student population. Candidates who promote and foster a collaborative, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment are highly desirable. Additionally, the ability and desire of candidates to work closely with other faculty in a team approach to instruction delivery, curriculum, and facility development is important.

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida ( has over 60 faculty members working in all aspects of mechanical and aerospace engineering and is expected to grow in upcoming years. The total student population is approximately 2500 with nearly 200 in the Ph.D. program. The latest US News & World Report has MAE ranked as 19th and 15th for the aerospace and mechanical engineering programs, respectively, among graduate engineering public universities in the US. The University of Florida is ranked as the #5 Best Public US University according to US News & World Report.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate is expected to have a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Engineering Technology with prior industrial and/or instructional experience with manufacturing equipment and related processes in a machine shop, laboratory, or hands-on educational setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until May 27, 2022. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: (Search Job #521682). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas); (2) a curriculum vitae (including a 1-page CV highlights); (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. Additionally, please combine items 4-5 in one PDF and upload to the “other documents” selection in the application: (4) a diversity statement (including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering); (5) a teaching statement (including a personal philosophy and interests). The cover letter should be addressed to: Dr. Matthew J. Traum.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Matthew J. Traum, MAE Dept, University of Florida,

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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 an 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.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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