Assistant Professor, Aerospace Structures & Advanced Materials - University of Minnesota


Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a related field by the date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to conduct vigorous and significant research programs and the ability to collaborate with researchers with a wide range of viewpoints from around the world. This candidate will participate in all aspects of the Department's mission, including (I) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse group of students in aerospace engineering and mechanics; (II) participating in service activities for the department, university, broader scientific community, and society; and (III) supervising undergraduate and graduate students and developing an independent, externally-funded, research program.

The intent is to hire at the assistant professor rank. However, exceptional applicants may be considered for higher rank and tenure depending upon experience and qualification.  

It is anticipated that the appointment will begin fall 2020.

About the Job

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty positions in Aerospace Structures and Advanced Materials (ASAM). ) Researchers engaged in the development and application of modern experimental methods in ASAM are particularly encouraged to apply Current research in the AEM department includes the development of nanoscale mechanics (molecular dynamics, lattice statics, quasicontinuum method, applied quantum mechanics) and continuum mechanics (theory of phase transformations, phase field models, micromagnetics, theory of stability and bifurcation) for the understanding and discovery of advanced materials and structures. The AEM department has close ties with on-campus multidisciplinary centers, and convenient access to outstanding shared experimental and computational facilities, such as the Minnesota Nano Center, the Characterization Facility, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Information about the department is available at

The AEM department is committed to the goal of achieving a diverse faculty as a way to maximize the impact of its teaching and research mission.

About the Department

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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.  

This position requires that you attach:  1) cover letter, 2) detailed resume, 3) names and contact information of three references, and 4) a statement of teaching and research interests as one PDF.

Application Deadline:  The initial screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).