Assistant Professor in Aircraft Analysis and Design

University of California, Davis
Davis, California
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Assistant Professor in Aircraft Analysis and Design

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California Davis

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Aircraft Analysis and Design.

The successful candidate’s research interests in aircraft analysis and design applications may include - but are not limited to - aircraft analysis, performance, and design, flow control, applied aerodynamics, computational and experimental aerodynamics, aero-propulsive interaction, multidisciplinary aircraft optimization, commercial supersonics, electrified aircraft, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), or advanced air mobility (AAM). The candidate is desired to have a strong background in systems integration as applied to one or more of these areas, plus a strong background in traditional aircraft design principles.


We are searching for innovative and collaborative researchers who would seek interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, the college, and the campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field. Candidates whose research interests complement or extend existing research strengths are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, including but not limited to aircraft performance and design courses, or seminars. Participation in department, college, and university service is an expectation under our faculty shared governance model.


We seek candidates who aspire to help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations, and who demonstrate commitment to, or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities. We seek candidates dedicated to educating a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation status, socioeconomic status, and academic inclusiveness, as well as to help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for marginalized populations.


Please review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements and recommendations to strengthen your application, and to learn more about MAE, and UC Davis at RECRUIT link [ JPF04366].


Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at RECRUIT link [https://]. The position is open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2021 with appointment starting as early as July 1, 2022. Required materials include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV including publication list, 3) research and teaching statements, 4) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, 5) names, contact information of at least three references and 6) signed Authorization to Release Information Form (available through the RECRUIT system). Inquiries should be submitted to Prof. Seongkyu Lee, Recruitment Committee Chair


.UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a nationally recognized Work-Life Program for Academics ( that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. In addition, the campus sponsors extensive programs in support of faculty relocation including the Partner Opportunities Program ( and Capital Resource Network (, services designed to support new faculty as they transition to our campus.


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