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Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Position-Department of Aerospace Engineering

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa 50011
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The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University ( invites applicants for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at all levels may also be considered. We seek outstanding individuals with the potential to build strong research programs that will contribute to Aerospace Controls. Special emphasis is in the area of Autonomous Guidance and Flight Controls. Emerging research topics within this area might include (but are not limited to): UAV flight controls, on-orbit servicing, orbital debris removal, space robotics, space situational awareness (SSA), computational astrodynamics, autonomy, intelligent systems, autonomous system health management, flight control software, and other areas of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) of both manned and unmanned vehicles in both air and space. Outstanding candidates at all ranks whose research interest is outside the broad area listed above are also encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of the department's mission, including developing a strong externally funded research program, teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participating in professional service. The department strongly emphasizes collaborative research and, hence, the successful candidate is expected to work in multidisciplinary teams with other active research programs in the university, both within and outside the College of Engineering, while taking advantage of the on-campus research centers and laboratories such as Virtual Reality and Applications Center (, the Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation (, and Ames Lab (

An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is required at the start date of employment.

Candidates are required to have credentials commensurate with teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in engineering. Such credentials include a quality research program, professional recognitions, and scholarly impact.

Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor must, in addition to the above, demonstrate a strong record as evidenced by experience in supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students, and in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals for state, federal, non-profit, and/or industrial sponsors. Accomplishments must be commensurate with expectations for the ranks at Iowa State University.

Experience in the areas of supervising undergraduate or graduate students, writing, submitting and administering research proposals and grants gained as a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow is desirable at the assistant professor level.

The Aerospace Engineering Department currently has 36 faculty and is housed in a $50 million state-of-the-art teaching and research complex. The College of Engineering consists of 8 departments, with 250+ faculty members and annual research expenditures exceeding $88 million.

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer that strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa which is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

All interested, qualified persons should apply for this position online by visiting Please refer to posting # 700163. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Cover Letter
2) A Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3) Full Contact Information for at least Three References
4) A Concise Statement of Research Plans and Teaching Interests

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2017. Review of applications after this date will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment, oral and written are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, Hotline: 515-294-1222, email


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