enure/Tenure-Track Faculty: Space Engineering, Space Systems Technology and/or Remote Sensing from Space Platforms - University of Texas at Austin


THE DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING MECHANICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN is searching for a tenured/tenure track position in space engineering, space systems technology, and/or remote sensing from space platforms. All ranks (assistant, associate, full) will be considered and the expected start date will be September 2020. 

Candidates are sought with expertise in space systems in support of Earth, planetary or space science and technologies. Topics in space systems include systems engineering, orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design, technology miniaturization, small satellite engineering, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in space technology. Topics in remote sensing from space platforms include satellite geodesy, GIS, climatology, oceanography, data analysis, inverse theory, modeling, and innovative instrument or systems design. It is preferred for the candidate to affiliate with the Center for Space Research and assume responsibility for growing key new capabilities of the center. The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession.

Application Instructions

Applications received by December 1, 2019 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) current vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) statement describing their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service, 5) a list of five references.

The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit http://www.ae.utexas.edu. These positions have been designated as security-sensitive, and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.