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Department of Aerospace Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Search

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, Illinois 61801
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Department of Aerospace Engineering - Open Rank Faculty Search
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks highly qualified candidates for multiple faculty positions. Outstanding candidates working in all subject areas relevant to aerospace engineering will be considered, with special emphasis in the areas of aerospace robotics/unmanned aerial systems, experimental hypersonics, and applied aerodynamics/aerospace vehicle design. Preference will be given to qualified candidates working in emerging areas of aerospace engineering whose scholarly activities have high impact.

While preference will be given to junior candidates, senior appointments will be considered for persons of outstanding achievement. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and to provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

The Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs. Information about the department can be found at the department's website:

In addition, our faculty and students have access to world-class experimental and computational facilities located in on-campus multidisciplinary research centers, including the Aerodynamics Research Laboratory, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Candidates interested in becoming affiliated with one or more of these research centers should indicate so in their cover letter.


A doctoral degree is required, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered until the positions are filled. A start date is expected in the fall of 2018; however, this is negotiable.

To apply for these positions, please create a candidate profile at A complete application includes: a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, and the names and contact information of four references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to Ms. Kendra Lindsey (

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit



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