Chairperson of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department

FlU -- Florida International University

Date Posted July 15, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time




Chairperson of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit

Florida International University (FIU) is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as chairperson of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME). Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and must possess credentials that meet the qualifications for appointment at the rank of Full Professor, based on a substantial record of scholarly work, excellent record of extramurally funded research, professional service, and the demonstrated ability to provide significant leadership and vision to a growing academic department. Successful candidates are expected to develop a high-quality funded research program and must be committed to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels.

The Mechanical and Materials Engineering department ( has 20 faculty members who support its offerings of BS (ABET accredited) in Mechanical Engineering, MS and PhD in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The department has over 700 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. The department’s faculty research areas include thermal, fluid, and energy systems, mechanics, materials, robotics, and manufacturing.

The department has funding from Federal agencies and from the private sector. The major centers allied with the MME department are the Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMERI –, the Motorola Nano-fabrication facility including class 100 cleanroom, and the Center for Study of Materials under Extreme Conditions (CeSMEC – and the Engineering Manufacturing Center (EMC). There are numerous other research centers and institutes available for collaboration both in the College of Engineering and Computing ( and in the university ( FIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent work environment. Additional information is available at:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 507867 at Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references, and statements on teaching, research and administrative experience, and overall vision in a single file in a single pdf file. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

A review of applications will begin on August 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action