The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in 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. Appointments may be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, although Assistant Professor is envisioned. The position can begin as early as January 2019.
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, including those historically underrepresented in higher education, and undertake service activities within the University and in the professional community at national and international levels. Opportunities exist for synergy with research activities in the Department and the University, including an initiative in Space Situational Awareness (SSA), CubeSats and Earth Sciences.
Required qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline, and demonstrated research potential or accomplishments. Interested applicants are asked to submit:
Cover letter specifying his/her primary area of expertise and interest as mentioned above;
Research and teaching statements describing the candidate’s research vision and teaching interests
Professional CV with a list of publications and at least three professional references
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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!
Internal Number: F21390
About University of Arizona
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Our faculty and staff appreciate the UA's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to diversity and shared decision making. Members of the University community enjoy a competitive benefits package, a nationally recognized work/life program, innovative leadership development initiatives, generous tuition reductions for employees and their dependents, and family-friendly options such as paid parental leave. Arizona is a spectacular setting, perfect for outdoor recreation. The more you learn about the University of Arizona, the more you'll want to join our community.
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