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Aerospace Dynamics & Control - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R8870
Faculty Position Information:
Aerospace Dynamics & Control - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, invites applications for the tenure-track track faculty rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Astronautics, Flight Dynamics & Control, Control of Aerospace Systems or Renewable Energy Systems, and Aerospace Autonomy. Exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for tenured status and the Associate and Full Professor ranks.
Current research thrust areas of the department in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics include: computational and experimental aerodynamics; aircraft icing and anti-/de-icing; aeroacoustics; air-breathing propulsion; wind energy and wind engineering; computational and experimental solid mechanics and materials science; composites and aerospace structures; formal methods and software engineering; autonomy; non-destructive evaluation and testing; flight dynamics and astrodynamics; guidance and navigation; control theory; aerospace systems and design optimization.
Successful candidates will be expected to establish, sustain and grow a world-class research program that complements or aligns with the departmentâs areas through both independent and collaborative efforts.Â Additionally, the candidate is expected to establish a record of scholarship at the highest levels, contribute to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in institutional service as well as service to the profession.Â Candidates should have strong communication skills, share our commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity and inclusion, and exhibit the potential for long term leadership in supporting the mission of the department, college and university.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Aerospace Engineering or a closely aligned field.
Associate Professor candidates must also meet the university standards for appointment to the rank including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidateâs area of expertise.
Full Professor candidates must also meet the university standards for appointment to the rank, including a substantial scholarly record in their area of expertise that demonstrates national distinction or international recognition.
Evidence of collaboration and leadership in research and education.
All applications in the general area of Aerospace Dynamics & Control will be considered; however, the department is particularly interested in areas related to Astronautics, Flight Dynamics & Control, Control of Aerospace Systems or Renewable Energy Systems, and Aerospace Autonomy.
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely aligned field.
An ability to teach graduate and undergraduate aerospace courses in one or more of the following areas: aircraft flight dynamics, orbital mechanics, control theory and the candidateâs relevant technical area of expertise.
Demonstrated commitment to and/or record of efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion.
Department/Program & College Description:
About the Aerospace Engineering Department
The Department of Aerospace Engineering is nationally recognized for its research and teaching. The department has an ABET accredited undergraduate program in aerospace engineering and graduate programs offering MEng, MS and PhD degrees in both aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. The department is comprised of 21 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty, 10 non-tenure eligible teaching and research faculty, 16 staff members, and approximately 940 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Departmental annual research expenditures were in excess of $6.5 million in 2020.
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments with annual research expenditures exceeding $105 million dollars.
Iowa State University is located in the city of Ames, IA a progressive community of 66,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the Midwest, and is beaming with community pride and accolades.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State Universityâs Principles of Community.
Iowa State University and the College of Engineering are responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and are dedicated to work-life balance through an array of flexible work policies.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by September 1, 2022. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu to job requisition number R8870.
The following documents are required to be submitted in PDF format:
1) Letter of application (including information about desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information.
4) Other documents to be combined into one PDF:
One-page teaching statement, including courses that could be taught at Iowa State.
One-page research statement, that includes a brief statement of equipment needs.
One-page statement of experiences promoting diversity and inclusion, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidateâs personal background.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
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