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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2020
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering
University Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL, United States
Department Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering with an expected start date of August 2021. The appointment will be tenure-track, at the Assistant Professor rank. We are interested in candidates who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting cutting edge, externally funded research in one or more of the following areas: controls, flight dynamics, and system design of spacecraft. Applicants shall demonstrate a strong research background and plans for externally funded research in one of these fields. Applicants shall demonstrate readiness and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses from among the following topics: spaceflight mechanics, space vehicle controls, control systems, aircraft stability and controls, and spacecraft and aircraft design. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field.

Information about the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the College of Engineering and Science can be found at The department has 32 faculty, over 550 undergraduates, and more than 110 graduate students. We are at the heart of the vibrant aerospace community on the U.S. Space Coast and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located at the birthplace of American space exploration, the Space Coast is now experiencing an increasing number of launches. Melbourne enjoys a low cost of living, is served by the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

In addition to the NASA Kennedy Space Center, the Space Coast is home to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base. The operational base for the Naval Ordnance Test Unit, the 45th Space Wing, and the 920th Rescue Wing are also located in Cape Canaveral. Aerospace companies in the area include Blue Origin, Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, SpaceX, L3 Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and the United Launch Alliance.

To apply, send a single PDF document to containing a cover letter, CV, a statement of research experience and interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Strong candidates will articulate a significant collaborative research program that meets the mission of the department. Positions will be open until filled, but applications received by January 31st will be given full consideration.

Florida Tech is an equal opportunity employer. The department is building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For further information, interested candidates may contact:
Dr. David Fleming
Head of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

  • Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Contact Information

  • Dr. David Fleming
    Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences
    150 W University Blvd
    Melbourne, FL 32901


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