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Job ID: 191791

Open Rank AGF Teaching Faculty
University of Virginia

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Open Rank AGF Teaching Faculty
University University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022 or Spring or Fall 2023
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Mechanical Engineering

MAE Teaching Position in Aerospace Engineering

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks candidates for a new open rank AGF teaching faculty position (non-tenure track), specializing in Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE). Rank is dependent upon experience and qualifications.  The candidate will join an outstanding faculty to help deliver and develop the aerospace engineering curriculum, advise undergraduate students, and collaborate with the other faculty throughout the School of Engineering and Applied Science to ensure that the University of Virginia continues to lead the field of engineering education. Working with other faculty in the MAE department, the new faculty would be expected to significantly contribute to several required aerospace engineering undergraduate courses. Courses of particular interest for this position include:

  • MAE 2030 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • MAE 3010 Astronautics
  • MAE 3730 Flight Vehicle Dynamics
  • MAE 3820 Aerodynamics Laboratory
  • MAE 4120 Air Breathing Propulsion
  • MAE 4130 Rocket Propulsion
  • MAE 4650/4660 Aircraft Design I & II
  • MAE 4690/4700 Spacecraft Design I & II

In addition, the new faculty member would develop upper-level undergraduate (and perhaps graduate-level) elective courses in the faculty member’s area of expertise. The teaching load for the faculty member would follow MAE policy and would generally include about 5 courses per year. The faculty member would be encouraged to also work with the MAE Flight Simulator Laboratory and UVA aerial drone projects as well as to support extracurricular student activities related to the AE program, e.g., AIAA, Sigma Gamma Tau, Hoos Flying, etc. The start date would be Fall 2022 (ideally) or Spring or Fall 2023.


An ideal candidate should possess a PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates with extensive experience in aerospace engineering but not a terminal degree are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for the Professor of Practice rank. The position can be either full-time or part-time. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated record of collaborative relationships across engineering faculty and students, especially in working with diverse populations.


With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff.  UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minoritized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States. More information about the town, the school, faculty benefits, and other topics can be found at


Apply online at  and attach a cover letter, statement of teaching interest (which identifies teaching experience, expertise, excellence, and vision), and a statement of contributions to inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential (which identifies previous and ongoing work demonstrating this commitment and a vision for future work), an academic CV, and contact information for three professional references.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Review of applications will begin on Sept 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.  


The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Questions about this position can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Prof. Lin Ma at


For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

  • The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic

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Contact Information

  • LIn Ma
    Uva Mae
    University of Virginia
    122 Engineers Way
    Charlottesville, VA 2204


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