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Assistant Professor
San Diego State University

  • Aug. 10, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • San Diego State University
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
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The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. A preference will be given to applicants in autonomous aerospace systems. The areas of interest include but are not limited to: autonomous air or space vehicles, sensing and estimation, guidance and control, networks, multi-vehicle and swarm systems, hybrid systems, and on-board autonomy. Exceptional candidates in other areas of aerospace engineering including propulsion and structures may also be considered. The faculty member will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, while teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Aerospace Engineering. Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Recent graduates as well as those with industrial or university experience are welcome to apply.

The department offers the BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering and participates in Joint Doctoral programs with the University of California, San Diego, and Claremont Graduate University. The department has nationally and internationally recognized research programs in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, structures, and guidance and control. A new state-of-the-art Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex is currently under construction to significantly expand and enhance facilities. The city of San Diego enjoys a renowned mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of major defense contractors and aerospace companies. San Diego and Southern California offer exceptional opportunities for research partnerships with extensive aerospace industry. For additional information about the department and the university, please visit and

Additional information and application procedures are available at Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Ping Lu, Department Chair,

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

  • SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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  • Prof. Ping Lu, Department Chair
    Aerospace Engineering
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    Aerospace Engineering
    San Diego, CA 92182-1308


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