Open Rank Faculty - Space

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park (www.aero.umd.edu) invites applications for candidates to apply for a full-time tenure track faculty position. Priority (in no specific order) will be given to applicants in: (1) space robotics; (2) astrodynamics, including guidance, navigation and control; (3) space systems, including flight hardware development (including CubeSats) and systems analysis; (4) spacecraft instrumentation; and (5) human factors and bioastronautics. Individuals who can connect to these areas or who are working at the boundaries of these areas are also encouraged to apply. Applicants will be expected to develop a strong research program related to space exploration and complementary to existing research capabilities. Additionally, successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate course offerings in this area.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering or a closely-related field by the start date of employment. Successful candidates should be effective communicators and have an ability and interest in working with diverse student populations having a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and skill levels. The tenure-track appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates with outstanding records of research achievements will also be considered

We especially encourage candidates that could contribute to UMD's Famile program (https://faculty.umd.edu/famile-initiative) and/or the Clark Endowed Professorship program.

For best consideration, applications should be received by January 2, 2023 but the positions will remain open until filled. Based upon our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, those who have experience engaging with a range of faculty, staff, and students and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and all historically underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.