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.
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