Faculty Position Opening

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for a senior rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor).  Applications are invited in all areas related to aerospace engineering with an emphasis on the strength and caliber of the candidate’s existing research program and the candidate’s ability and desire to provide mentorship and leadership to a young, enthusiastic, and rapidly growing department.  The candidate will be considered for a prestigious Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professorship and is expected to fully contribute to the department’s mission through (i) the development of a strong, nationally recognized, funded research program, (ii) teaching aerospace engineering  related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and (iii) professional service. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of scholarship, a creative vision for research, an active interest in engineering education, and strong communication skills.  Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in aerospace, mechanical or materials engineering, or a closely related field at the time of employment.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and must continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. 

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University is in the midst of unprecedented growth with undergraduate enrollment increasing by 50% in last five years to nearly 500 students.  This growth has been complemented by aggressive faculty hiring with the department now consisting of four full professors, ten assistant professors and three lecturers. Our current focus is on the development of world-class research programs and growth of the graduate student body from its current size of over 50 students to a goal number of 100 graduate students within the next five years.  The department is part of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, which has a total enrollment of over 6,000 students and is home to several nationally recognized research centers, which among others would include National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), Center for Polymer, Advanced Composites (CPAC), Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics (CAVE3), Auburn University Small Satellite Program and Cyber Research Center.  Auburn University’s proximity to the aerospace, defense, and government enterprises located from Huntsville, AL down to the Florida Space Coast presents a unique opportunity for the department to emerge from this growth phase as one of the premier aerospace engineering departments in the country.  Additional information about the department may be found at: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/aero/.

Auburn University. (www.auburn.edu/) is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in engineering and agriculture, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. Auburn (https://www.auburnalabama.org) residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

 

Electronic submissions of all nominations and applications are encouraged.  Those with interest in this position should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application indicating experience as it relates to the position description to:

Search Committee –Aerospace Engineering Professor
Attention:  Managing Director
Breckenridge Partners
Email:jmc@breckenridgepartners.com

Initial review of candidates will begin after August 1, 2019 and will continue until qualified candidates is appointed.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer


Last Updated: 7/16/19 10:00 AM