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Department of Aerospace Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Search

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department of Aerospace Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Search
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates for three open-rank (assistant, associate, or full professor level) full-time faculty positions. Primary areas of interest are: (1) Sustainable Aviation in areas such as aircraft design, propulsion, aerodynamics, operations, and manufacturing/ materials; (2) Computational Mechanics, especially in relation to structural and/or multiphysics optimization, additive manufacturing, numerical methods, and machine learning; and (3) all other leading-edge areas of aerospace engineering. Senior and mid-career faculty are encouraged to apply, though all qualified candidates will be considered. Candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender, or other backgrounds across the aerospace engineering field are encouraged to apply.
Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established in areas of strategic interest to The Grainger College of Engineering. Such areas include, but are not limited to, bioengineering, big data, quantum information, robotics and machine learning. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at
Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until the positions are filled.
We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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