Faculty Search in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position with a nine-month service period. We are primarily focused on hires at the Assistant Professor rank, although individuals at higher ranks with exceptional credentials may be considered. We seek faculty members who commit to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education, will develop impactful, productive and novel research programs, and will contribute to the department's goal of eliminating systemic racism and sexism by embracing our culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Candidates will be expected to complement existing research areas in the Department and across campus, and to assume a leadership position in aerospace related research.
We are the oldest Aerospace Engineering department in the country and celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2014. Our undergraduate and graduate programs have continuously been among the very best in the U.S. Our faculty research expertise covers a broad spectrum of topics including computational science, multi-physics modeling and simulation, aerostructures, smart structures and materials, flight dynamics and control, autonomous systems, avionics and software systems, multidisciplinary design optimization, propulsion, combustion, and sustainable energy, with a mix of air and space applications. More information about our department can be found at aero.engin.umich.edu. Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, including the development of a high impact externally funded research program, the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and the supervision of graduate students. The UM Department of Aerospace Engineering is committed to a diverse cohort of students, staff and faculty, and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from other underrepresented groups.
Please prepare an application containing your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information of five references. We request that applicants include a statement of their experience and vision on supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please submit your application to the attention of Dan Inman, Chair of the search committee at aero.engin.umich.edu/careers/employment/faculty-search/. The evaluation process will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Our department offers a collegial and collaborative culture, with multi-disciplinary research projects across the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan. We look forward to learning about your plans for research, teaching and service and how they support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://diversity.umich.edu). ?
Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be a world-wide preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.
We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and actively contribute to teaching. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments within the College of Engineering and the University. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career families.
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.
About University of Michigan
The mission of the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Michigan is to provide internationally recognized leadership in aerospace engineering education and research by being a place that educates students who are widely known for exceptional strength in technical fundamentals across all aerospace disciplines, who are cognizant of modern aerospace technologies, and who are sought after by top graduate schools and by aerospace and related industries worldwide; offers a variety of excellent degree programs satisfying the needs of a diverse body of students, with graduates who are of exceptionally high value to aerospace and related industries worldwide•Supports vibrant and highly recognized research programs that serve the educational goals of its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, that make major contributions to the knowledge base in aerospace sciences and technology, and that are turned to by industry, government, and academia
; creates an environment of unsurpassed intellectual challenge and excitement that at the same time is collegial and conducive to higher learning; recognizes that aerospace engineering comprises disciplines and technologies that are... distinct in the manner of their integration and application and must be taught accordingly; and takes full advantage of the unparalleled breadth of knowledge, technology, facilities, and resources of one of the largest and most highly regarded universities worldwide, the University of Michigan.