Faculty Positions in Astronautics and Space Applications (Daytona Beach Campus)
The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida is the largest in the nation and the program is highly ranked by the US News and World Report. To achieve national prominence, the Department has launched an ambitious agenda focused on expanding the graduate programs, facilities, recruiting talented faculty, and building research infrastructure and capabilities,. In support of this agenda, the University has invested in a new 50,000 square foot engineering building, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), housing several research laboratories ( https://erau.edu/research-park/micaplex/labs ) a state-of-the-art subsonic wind tunnel, and a new Flight Research Center facility, all as part of a Research Park with incubator space and growing number of industry creating an echo system to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Department invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Successful applicants for the Assistant rank should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong research program and to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants for the Associate rank should have an exemplary record of teaching and scholarly activities including externally funded research. Appointment at the Professor rank will be considered for individuals with exceptional qualifications and national recognition. The preferred area of expertise is astronautics and space applications. The department is actively growing this area with new courses in spacecraft systems and the space environment. However, applicants in all areas of Aerospace Engineering will be considered.
Current research thrust areas of the Department include: astrodynamics, guidance, navigation and control, unmanned and autonomous robotic systems, urban air mobility, computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustics, rotorcraft aerodynamics, flow control, alternative propulsion, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization.
The Department, the largest in the nation with an enrollment of over 1750 full-time students, offers Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. degrees, including 35 students in our PhD program. The undergraduate program is currently ranked #8 and the graduate program is ranked #33 (tied). by U.S. News and World Report. ERAU, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 70 Baccalaureate, Master, and Ph.D. degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. ERAU’s eastern campus is located at Daytona Beach and serves a diverse student body of approximately 6,400 undergraduate and 650 graduate students.
Candidates should have an earned Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a single document that includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) a research plan, and (5) the names and contact information of at least three references. For more information about the position and application process, please visit our careers site - http://careers.erau.edu a nd click on career search to find requisition no. 200427. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply before January 20th, 2020. Screening of the applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled.