Assistant Professor - Aerospace Engineering Department
Aerospace Engineering Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Aerospace Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong educational and research background in atmospheric/space flight dynamics and control. Applicants from the general areas of low- and high-speed aerodynamics will also be considered. Responsibilities for this position include establishing an active externally funded research program accompanied by strong scholarship, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in aerospace engineering, advising undergraduate projects in aerospace engineering, and contribute to service activities in the department, university, and the profession.
WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Aerospace Engineering Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 350 students and covers teaching and research in areas of fluid dynamics, propulsion and energy, flight dynamics and control, and materials and structures. http://www.wpi.edu/academics/aero
Candidates for the faculty position are expected to develop and sustain an externally funded research program accompanied by strong scholarship, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aerospace engineering, to participate in WPI's signature project-based education, and to contribute to service activities in the department, university, and the profession.
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or closely related field prior to appointment at WPI. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong educational and research background in atmospheric/space flight dynamics and control. Candidates from the general areas of low- and high-speed aerodynamics will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research experience beyond the PhD level.
WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 5,000 and 2,000 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 70 Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top 70 national universities. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community for faculty, staff, and students, where all community members feel
a connected sense of belonging.
Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) a statement of how the candidate will advance WPI's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and (5) contact information for at least four references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michael Demetriou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to https://www.wpi.edu/we-are-wpi/health-and-safety/vaccine-information
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Professor---Aerospace-Engineering-Department_R0002180
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.