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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 multiple full-time tenure track faculty positions at all levels.  Priority will be given to applicants in: (1) space systems/astronautics, including space robotics, human factors, flight hardware development (including CubeSats), systems analysis and astrodynamics; (2) hypersonic systems; and (3) rotorcraft flight dynamics/control with interest in eVTOL and urban air mobility.  Individuals who can connect to these areas or who are working at the boundaries of these areas are also encouraged to apply.


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.  Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor should have a strong record of research, educational activities, and service, as well as demonstrated leadership in their field.


The Aerospace Engineering department has four named faculty professorships, four affiliated NAE members, 22 full-time faculty, an undergraduate enrollment of over 592 students, graduate enrollment of over 151 students, and over $14 million in research expenditures last year.  The department has strong research and instructional programs in several core areas, including, aerodynamics and propulsion, smart and composite structures, space systems, rotorcraft, autonomous vehicle systems, and hypersonic vehicle systems. Information about some of our world-class research facilities can be found here:  https://aero.umd.edu/research.  Close proximity to downtown Washington, DC provides access to key elements of the federal research and development infrastructure, which can lead to substantial opportunities for collaborative research in problems of national interest and importance.


For best consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2019, 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 review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until the positions are filled. 


Interested applicants should apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/70048.


Questions about the departmental search may be directed to:

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Ray Sedwick, Search Committee Chair