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Assistant/Associate Professor in Aircraft Design
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • Dec. 6, 2016
  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Aircraft Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Sep. 9, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
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LONG AD: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT POSITION- The Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, invites applicants with an earned Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or closely-related field, to apply for a full-time, academic year tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The projected start date is September 9, 2017.

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly is committed to building a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and applied research. We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Duties include teaching Aerospace Engineering courses, including the Aircraft Design sequence; building a research program in an area of advanced technology for modern aircraft. The Aircraft Design sequence at Cal Poly is a year-long design experience for all seniors selecting the aeronautics specialization. The course is typically taught with a conventional aircraft section and a dedicated Unmanned Aircraft System section. The design sequence benefits from significant industry interest and support, including 5-6 design review field trips to industry and government facilities. Candidates with experience in all areas of aircraft technology are encouraged to apply; areas such as Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC), morphing airframes, vehicle health monitoring, or other areas, are of interest. Experience with civil or military aircraft development programs is desired.

An earned doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and exhibit potential for professional recognition via research and publication. The department seeks candidates who have an interdisciplinary mindset and who work well in a highly collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.
Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates with research or private industry experience are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete online application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG using Requisition #104272. Interested candidates must attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research as it relates to undergraduate and graduate student projects, and teaching philosophy, along with contact information for 3 references to which we may call or email. The successful applicant will be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation and official transcripts confirming highest degree. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social environmental responsibility.

    Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.

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Contact Information

  • Kendra Bubert
    Aerospace Engineering
    Assistant/Associate Professor in Aircraft Design
    1 Grand Ave
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • 805-756-6345


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