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Assistant Professor, Space Systems

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Jan 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, San Diego, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from candidates in all areas of Aerospace Engineering, with preference for candidates with interests in space-based science and technologies and associated applications. Research areas of particular interest include low-cost and/or reusable launch systems technologies; emerging spacecraft propulsion or thermal systems; novel sensor or control systems; small, micro, and nanosatellites; spacecraft, vehicle and mission design; satellite constellation design and control; and life extension using new small attachable satellites to provide fresh power or upgraded electronics to existing satellites.

The required job duties include developing an excellent research program, teaching of university students, and service activities. As such, successful faculty candidates will demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in their research area. In addition, preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a desire to participate in the School's diversity initiatives.

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in the area of Engineering or a related discipline at the time of application.

We especially welcome candidates who have contributed to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in engineering and who are committed to, and experienced in, building an excellent and diverse academic environment.

Rank of position is at the Assistant Professor level.

Salary: Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with complete publication list, a statement of research and teaching interests, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions, and the names/addresses of three to four references.

Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site and Divisional Guidelines for more information.

All applications for this position must be submitted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02298

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site and Divisional Guidelines for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)