Department of Aerospace Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Search The Grainger College of Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates for an open rank (assistant, associate or full professor level) faculty position in areas applicable to Space Systems, including, but not limited to: autonomy and space robotics; mission design; human and robotic vehicle design; guidance, navigation and control (GNC); global navigation satellite systems (GNSS); astrodynamics; remote sensing; space manufacturing; propulsion; health and human performance; space biology; and other emerging space technology areas. Exceptional applicants in other areas relevant to Aerospace Engineering may also be considered. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, but all qualified candidates will be considered.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.
Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at grainger.illinois.edu/research/grainger-breakthroughs.
The Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs. Information about the department can be found at the department's website: ae.illinois.edu. The Department has several active CubeSat development programs underway for academic, commercial, and government customers. Newly constructed state-of-the-art department facilities include the Laboratory for Advanced Space Systems at Illinois and the Composites and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.
Our faculty and students have access to world-class experimental and computational facilities located in on-campus multidisciplinary research centers, Aerodynamics Research Laboratory, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Candidates interested in becoming affiliated with one or more of these research centers should indicate so in their cover letter.
A doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required at the start date, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2019. Applications will be evaluated as received. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. A start date is expected in the fall of 2020; however, this is negotiable.
To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. The application package should include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching goals and interests, 3) a statement of previous research accomplishments and future research plans, 4) a statement on commitment to diversity, 5) a publications list, and 6) names and contact information of four references (no letters), all in a single PDF file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to Ms. Kristen Reifsteck (email@example.com).
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