Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Professor - Utah State University

The DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ( at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field.  Candidates will be considered at either the assistant or (untenured) associate professor level. The positions are academic year (AY) or 9-month funded. The positions are open to excellent candidates in traditional Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering areas such as, but not limited to, solid mechanics, heat transfer, energy conversion, materials science, controls and astrodynamics.  In terms of aerospace engineering, we are especially interested in candidates who can utilize USU’s new Space Situational Awareness Telescope for Astrodynamics Research (USU-STAR) located at our Bear Lake Observatory. USU-STAR is an astrograph 10 inch aperture telescope built specifically for identifying space debris and improving astrodynamical space surveillance theories and technologies. In addition to a clear research focus, successful applicants will also have a strong background in engineering fundamentals and will be expected at a minimum to: 1) develop a significant externally funded research program that includes a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and graduate mentorship, 2) effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and 3) actively participate in assigned department and university duties, and participate in relevant technical societies. Anticipated earliest start date is January 2018 or August 2018.