Faculty Position- Aerospace Engineering, The University of Kansas
Faculty Position Opening
Aerospace Engineering, The 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 Professor in the area
of aerospace air-breathing or air-cooled propulsion. We are seeking to expand in the area of
aerospace propulsion including but not limited to gas-turbine engines, turbomachinery, hybrid
electrics, hydrogen fuel cells, hypersonics, technologies to improve fuel efficiency, propulsion
systems for unmanned aerial systems and advanced air mobility systems, environmentally
friendly propulsion, or related areas. The ideal candidate will have experience and interest in
both teaching and research aspects of aerospace propulsion system design and development.
Applications are sought from candidates with earned doctorates in Aerospace Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field in Engineering by the time of appointment.
Candidates should demonstrate a sustained commitment to excellence in undergraduate and
graduate teaching, scholarly research, local and international service, departmental and student
advising.The successful candidate will be results-oriented, have a record of superior scholarship,
have a promising vision for externally funded research, have experience in externally funded
research, develop or maintain an externally funded research program, and teach high-quality
courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Kansas School of
Engineering (SOE) and the Department of Aerospace Engineering strongly value Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion. KU SOE is one of only 29 universities to achieve the exemplar, inaugural
ASEE Diversity Recognition Bronze Award. https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/award-recipients/
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and
employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of
underrepresented groups in higher education.
Review of complete applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until the position
is filled. The successful candidate must receive valid U.S. work authorization prior to the
specified start date, August 18, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.
For additional information or to apply, go to
https://employment.ku.edu/academic/18145BR. Applications should include a
cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a vision statement for research interests
and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and plans including efforts to
diversify the field of engineering, and contact information for three professional