Aerospace Engineering Aerodynamics & Propulsion - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Employer
Iowa State University
Location
Ames, Iowa
Salary
DOE
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Aerospace Engineering Aerodynamics & Propulsion - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Appointment Type:

Faculty

 

Job Description:

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 Aerodynamics and Propulsion, involving either a modeling, computational or experimental focus. 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 department’s areas through both independent and collaborative efforts.  Additionally, the candidate is expected to establish a record of scholarship at the highest levels. The candidate is expected to teach courses in aerodynamics and/or aerospace propulsion at the undergraduate level, as well as advanced courses at the graduate level, and to engage in institutional service as well as service to the profession.  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 candidate’s 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of collaboration and leadership in research and education. All aerospace application areas will be considered; however, the department is particularly interested in areas related to new directions in aircraft and rocket propulsion; flow structure interactions; high-speed aerodynamics; turbulence and transition in non-equilibrium flow; new areas of computational aerodynamics and applications; data-driven modeling or data assimilation for aerodynamic applications. Applicants with an experimental focus should have a clear and demonstrable connection to existing experimental facilities at Iowa State. B.S. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely aligned field. An ability to teach undergraduate aerospace courses in one or more of the following areas: low and high-speed aerodynamics, airbreathing and rocket propulsion, and experimental fluid dynamics. 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 Ph.D. 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 University’s 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.

 

Department Unit/Website:

For more information on the department, please visit http://www.aere.iastate.edu/.

 

Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023

 

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period

 

Time Type:

Full time

 

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the positions are 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 R8871.

 

The following documents are required to be submitted in PDF format:

  • Letter of application (including information about the desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications; please include a brief statement describing the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on your research, work conditions, and productivity. Curriculum Vitae Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information. 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 candidate’s personal background.

 

The search committee will complete a majority of the search process, candidate review, and interviewing virtually to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and candidates. Final candidates will be invited to campus for a mix of face-to-face and virtual meetings.

 

Direct questions to grebasch@iastate.edu, or call 515-294-8456.

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