Title Assistant Professor
Department Aerospace & Mechanical Engr (2305)
Location Main Campus
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the area of CubeSat or SmallSat propulsion. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in chemical, electrical or new, unconventional, hybrid propulsion systems.
The ideal candidate will have expertise that blends theory, experiment and practice in spacecraft propulsion. In addition, having experience and interest in propulsion support technologies including power systems, fuel storage, Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) will be an advantage. Appointment may be at any level and rank, although assistant professor is preferred. The position can begin as early as August 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, establish an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities within the University and in the professional community at national and international level. Opportunities for synergy with existing research activities in the department and the University, including an initiative in Space Situational Awareness (SSA), CubeSats and Earth Sciences.
As one of the world’s premier public research universities, the University of Arizona is ranked 19th among public universities and 29th overall in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering and has 25 faculty members spanning a number of research areas including: fluid mechanics and fluid-solid interaction for aerospace, underwater vehicles, and micro-fluidics; controls and guidance of vehicles for space research; engineering system reliability; mechanical and thermal behavior of composite materials; thermos-science for aerospace and mechanical engineering power and energy systems.
The department has top-rank facilities and equipment including hypersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, measurement equipment of thermal and transport properties. The applicant is encouraged to have commitment to a collaborative, inter-disciplinary approach to research and teaching.
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support the diversity and inclusiveness efforts of the Department and College of Engineering.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds, and establish active research programs.
Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
A Ph.D. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline and demonstrated research potential or accomplishments are the minimal requirements.
Previous teaching experience is preferred.
Desired specific skills/disciplines include, but are not limited to, expertise that blends theory, experiment and practice in spacecraft propulsion; and experience in propulsion support technologies including power systems, fuel storage, Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC).
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in chemical, electrical or new, unconventional, hybrid propulsion systems.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F21390
Open Date 04/13/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/23/2018