Assistant/Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering Space Systems - University of Kansas

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas is seeking nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Space Systems.  The Aerospace Engineering faculty are currently engaged in numerous externally funded research programs, with support from Federal (NASA, NSF, ONR, AFRL, ARL), Industrial (Lockheed, GE, Microsoft Research), Private (Paul G. Allen) and other sources.  We are seeking to expand in the area of space systems, to include small satellites, space robotics and related sub-specialties (GNC, structures, propulsion) to supplement our existing strengths in suborbital remote sensing and precision orbit determination. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience and a continuing interest in the design of small satellites. The new hire will collaborate with many faculty in Aerospace Engineering, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), Electrical Engineering, Physics and others to advance multi-disciplinary research and education, and build a sustained externally funded research program.  

Applications are sought from candidates with earned doctorates in Aerospace Engineering or closely related fields by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will be results-oriented, have a record of superior scholarship, have experience in externally funded research commensurate with the rank of appointment, develop or maintain an externally funded research program, and teach high quality courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our department values diversity in pedagogy, in the curriculum, in outreach to students, and in research.