Tenure Track Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering
University of California Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
United States

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Aerospace Engineering


Job #JPF05725

  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Recruitment Period

Open date: October 29th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. We seek an individual who will strengthen our research and educational programs in aerospace engineering. Candidates should be capable of teaching core aerospace engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should have credentials in at least one of two areas of research:


(1) Flight Dynamics and Control: Dynamic behavior of aircraft and spacecraft, with emphasis on their design. Topics of interest include stability and control of innovative subsonic and supersonic aircraft concepts; system identification for the development of aircraft simulation models; and attitude dynamics, stabilization and trajectory optimization for spacecraft.


(2) Aeropropulsion: Aerodynamics of advanced propulsion concepts and their integration in next-generation aircraft, including aerial-mobility and supersonic/hypersonic vehicles, with emphasis on airbreathing, electric, and hybrid electric engines. Topics of interest include aerodynamic modeling, turbomachinery, aeroacoustics, combustion, and innovative power sources as they apply to the design of propulsion systems.


The position will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants should have a doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in their research area. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute their leadership, collaboration, and innovative thinking toward an aerospace engineering program on the cutting edge of scholarship and impact, and engage in service to the university and to the engineering profession. Information about the Department is given at the website: http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/mae.


Applications should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; description of research, teaching, and service interests, including the ability to contribute to departmental and interdisciplinary programs; statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until a later stage of consideration, after consultation with the candidate.


Applications received by January 31, 2020 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05725.


The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Job location

Irvine, CA


Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/mae



Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Service

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 4-5 required (contact information only)


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