Assistant Professor of Physics

Florida Institute of Technology

United States




The Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences (APSS) at the Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for multiple full-time tenure track faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering with an expected start date of August 2023.


We seek multiple candidates who are committed to conducting cutting edge, externally funded research in aerospace engineering including one or more of the following areas: spacecraft systems and design, autonomous multiagent systems, digital engineering, payloads and sensors, proliferated LEO, rocket or spacecraft propulsion, or space structures and materials. Exceptional candidates in other areas of aerospace engineering will also be considered. Duties of a successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, developing a strong externally-funded research program, publishing scholarly work, and service. Candidates can be considered at all academic ranks, and a targeted cluster of hires may also be considered. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field.


Information about the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the College of Engineering and Science can be found at  The department has approximately 30 faculty representing diverse fields including aerospace engineering, astrophysics, physics, space physics, astrobiology, planetary sciences and flight test engineering.  The APSS department currently serves nearly 600 undergraduate and over 100 graduate students, of which approximately 450 undergraduates and 50 graduate students are aerospace engineering majors, making the Aerospace Engineering program one of the largest on campus.  We are at the heart of the vibrant aerospace community on the U.S. Space Coast and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Melbourne is served by the Melbourne-Orlando International Airport, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.


To apply, send a single PDF document to containing a cover letter, CV, a statement of research experience and interests that articulates plans for a significant collaborative research program that meets the mission of the department, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references. Positions will be open until filled, but applications received by February 20 will be given full consideration. Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer. The department is building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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Official Transcripts

Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

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