Job Opportunities


Faculty Position

The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. A preference will be given to applicants A preference will be given to applicants who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting cutting edge, externally funded research in space systems and astronautical engineering including, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas: astrodynamics, spacecraft systems, design, and manufacturing, autonomous multiagent systems, space flight dynamics, navigation and control, or electric propulsion. Spaceflight/spacecraft/space mission/space exploration/space vehicles engineering and aspects of human or robotic missions. Exceptional candidates in areas that complements the department research programs may also be considered. Applicants should demonstrate potential to establish a high-quality extramurally-funded research program, excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and work collaboratively with colleagues as a team member to advance the program. Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field.

San Diego State University is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution and 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 a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

The department offers the BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering and participates in the Joint Doctoral programs with the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Irvine. The department has nationally and internationally recognized research programs in aerodynamics, computational and experimental fluid mechanics, propulsion, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, non-destructive evaluation, guidance and control, and astrodynamics. The College of Engineering is the fastest growing of SDSU’s seven Colleges. 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 extensive aerospace industry. For additional information about the department and the university, please visit and Applicants should apply via Interfolio at Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Ahmad Bani Younes, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] Review of the applications will begin on January 14, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.