The University of Kansas: Faculty Openings

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 references.

KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified individuals to be considered for employment, benefits conditions of 
employment, educational programs and activities, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, 
sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital 
status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.
Aerospace Engineering
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www.ae.engr.ku.edu