The Department of Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, invites applications for the nine-month position of assistant/associate/full professor with research interests in forward-looking areas of aerospace autonomy and teaching ability in core aerospace engineering courses. However, all aerospace research areas will be considered. Exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for the rank of associate or full professor.
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 the teaching missions 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.
Required Minimum 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 candidates' area of expertise.
Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in their area of expertise in addition to the aforementioned requirements Â
Record of research excellence as evidenced by highly cited refereed journal and conference publications and participation or leadership in funded research projects and other activities at the national or international level.
Evidence of collaboration or leadership in research and education.
Experience in forward-looking areas of aerospace autonomy, such as swarms, formal methods, cyber-physical systems, aircraft/spacecraft flight dynamics and control, human autonomy interaction, robotics, control theory, AI/machine-learning
Experience teaching courses that include two or more core undergraduate aerospace engineering topics in the areas of programming, systems and optimization, flight dynamics, spacecraft dynamics, or control theory.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Aerospace Engineering is nationally recognized for its research and teaching, offering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. The department has an ABET accredited undergraduate program in aerospace engineering and graduate programs in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. The department has research strengths in fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials; autonomy guidance and control; formal methods and software engineering; aerodynamics; aero-structural interaction; complex systems and optimization; and non-destructive evaluation and testing. The faculty is comprised of 23 full-time tenured/tenure-track, 10 non-tenure eligible teaching, and research faculty, 16 staff members, and approximately 833 undergraduate, and 94 graduate students. Departmental research expenditures were $4 million in 2020.
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.