The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in all areas of aerospace engineering. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and participates in Joint Doctoral programs with the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Irvine. The current research programs in the Department include aerodynamics, computational and experimental fluid mechanics, propulsion, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, guidance and control, and astrodynamics. Applicants for this position will complement and/or expand areas of existing research into emerging areas of research.
Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate potential to establish a high-quality extramurally-funded research program in any area of Aerospace Engineering, including Aerospace Design, excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and work collaboratively with colleagues as a team member to advance the program. Recent graduates as well as those with industrial or university experience are welcome to apply.
The College of Engineering is the fastest growing of SDSU’s seven Colleges. A newly built state-of-the-art Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex has significantly expanded and enhanced facilities in the College with over 95,000 square feet of new space added for research and teaching needs. The city of San Diego enjoys a renowned mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of several leading industries, including major defense contractors and aerospace companies. San Diego and Southern California offer exceptional opportunities for research partnerships with the extensive local aerospace industry. For additional information about the department and the university, please visit http://aerospace.sdsu.edu and http://www.sdsu.edu.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. SDSU is committed to building an academic environment that embraces and promotes diversity among its students, faculty, and employees and our community. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
SDSU is especially seeking applicants who (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Candidates who meet two or more of these criteria will be given special consideration. Please indicate clearly in your application materials how you meet them.
Review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is August 2020.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) provides graduate students with part-time employment and practical experience in fields related to their advanced study. They provide professional non-teaching assistance to faculty members. GRA work typically consist of performing research tasks in a specific funded project. The availability of GRA depends on individual faculty. Please contact the faculty members for inquiries
Graders are hired by the department to work outside their degree pursuits and may be hired for a limited number of hours in any particular semester. Graders generally perform such tasks as grading and procuring exams, general classroom assistance, administrative assistance to the professor including entering grades, record keeping, and office hours, and serving as lab assistants. It is desirable that the grader for a course has taken the course before and earned a grade of B and above. Graduate students have priority when other qualifications are similar. Please send inquiries to the Department Chair with your information/qualifications and the courses you are interested in grading for. Part-Time Lecturer Positions The Department from time to time has the needs for part-time lectuerers to teach courses in the program.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. A preference will be given to applicants in Aerospace Propulsion. The areas of interest include but are not limited to: emerging areas of space propulsion such as ion, nuclear and green propulsion, as well as traditional (high-speed) airbreathing and rocket propulsion. Exceptional candidates in other areas of aerospace engineering including structures and navigation, guidance and control may also be considered. The faculty member will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, while teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Aerospace Engineering. Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related Field. Recent graduates as well as those with industrial or university experience are welcome to apply. The department offers the BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering and participates in Joint Doctoral programs with the University of California, San Diego, and Claremont Graduate University. The department has nationally and internationally recognized research programs in aerodynamics, Fluid mechanics, structures, and guidance and control. The College of Engineering is the fastest growing of SDSU’s seven Colleges. A newly built state-of-the-art Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex has significantly expanded and enhanced facilities in the College with over 95,000 square feet of new space added for research and teaching needs. The city of San Diego enjoys a renowned mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of several leading industries, including major defense contractors and aerospace companies. San Diego and Southern California other exceptional opportunities for research partnerships with extensive aerospace industry.