Job Description – Faculty Positions, Department of Aerospace Engineering (190390)
Faculty Positions, Department of Aerospace Engineering – (190390)
The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida has an ambitious agenda for the next five years, which is focused on expanding its graduate programs, research capabilities, facilities, and recruiting highly talented faculty. In support of this agenda, the University has invested in a new 50,000 square foot engineering building, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), housing several research laboratories and a new state-of-the-art subsonic wind tunnel, which were completed within the last two years.
The Department invites applications for three tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Successful applicants for the Assistant rank should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong research program and to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants for the Associate rank should have an exemplary record of teaching and scholarly activities including externally funded research. Appointment at the Professor rank will be considered for individuals with exceptional qualifications and national recognition. We intend to fill these positions as soon as January 2020. The preferred area of expertise is Dynamics and Control with specialization in astronautics and space applications, aircraft and spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control, and unmanned, autonomous aerial systems. However, applicants in all areas of Aerospace Engineering will be considered.
Current research thrust areas of the Department include: astrodynamics, guidance, navigation and control, unmanned and autonomous robotic systems, urban air mobility, computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustics, rotorcraft aerodynamics, flow control, alternative propulsion, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization.
The Department, the largest in the nation with an enrollment of over 1500 full-time students, offers Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees, including 35 students in our PhD program. The undergraduate program has been ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report for sixteen years. Since 2016, when Department’s classification changed to the Ph.D.-granting category, the undergraduate program continues to rank high — #11 among the new peers — and the graduate program is ranked #29 (tied). ERAU, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 70 Baccalaureate, Master and Ph.D. degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. ERAU’s eastern campus is located at Daytona Beach and serves a diverse student body of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students.
Candidates should have an earned Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a single document that includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) a research plan, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references. For more information about the position and application process, please visit our careers site – https://eraucareers.erau.edu and review requisition # 190390.
For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply before August 15th, 2019. Screening of the applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled.