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Senior Leadership Position - Full Professor with Tenure

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas 78712
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THE DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING MECHANICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN is searching for a senior leadership position in the areas of space engineering, space systems technology and/or remote sensing from space platforms. The position will be filled at the rank of full professor with tenure, and the expected start date will be September 2018.


Candidates are sought with expertise in space systems in support of Earth, planetary or space science and technologies. Topics in space systems include small satellite engineering, systems engineering, orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design, technology miniaturization, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in space technology. Topics in remote sensing from space platforms include satellite geodesy, science and applications, data analysis, data fusion, inverse theory, modeling, and innovative instrument or systems design. It is preferred for the candidate to affiliate with the Center for Space Research and assume responsibility for growing key new capabilities of the center.


The successful candidate for this position is expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession. Applications received by December 31, 2017 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, submit an application, CV, cover letter, contact information for 5 references, research statement, and teaching statement at Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants for this position should have a doctoral degree in engineering or science. The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For more information about The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit This position has been designated as security-sensitive and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.


The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidate.


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