The Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for five full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning September 1, 2020. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of assistant, associate and full professor. Candidates should have expertise in:
Reactive Flow, Computational or Experimental, computational combustion, computational propulsion, numerical algorithm and code development; experience using numerical simulations on high-performance computing and computers to understand and study reactive flows; all fluid regimes of interest, and/or experimental studies of fundamental reactive flow and combustion, as applied to energy, safety, and propulsion; experience with shock and detonation tubes or other instrumentation and diagnostics for high studies of reactive flows. (http://apply.interfolio.com/71107)
Flight Systems, aerodynamics, hypersonic flow, high temperature materials, boundary layer stability, turbulence modeling, wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics and vehicle design. (http://apply.interfolio.com/71267)
Human Spaceflight Systems, spacesuit systems and human factors, digital human modeling and simulation, aerospace materials (e.g. woven fabrics), embedded sensors, structural dynamics, partial gravity fluid physics, environmental life support systems, displays and controls, additive manufacturing, aerospace systems engineering/architectures, design for extreme environments, and spacecraft/habitat design. (http://apply.interfolio.com/71277)
The successful applicants will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (http://engineering.tamu.edu/aerospace/).
The vision of Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M is a nationally and internationally renowned program that attracts the world's top faculty and students and promotes a passion for learning and applying the knowledge of science and engineering to lead in providing solutions to the most challenging problems in the field. The forty-one tenured/tenure-track faculty include eight members of the National Academy of Engineering and seven endowed positions. The student body is made up of 610 undergraduate and 175 graduate students. The department is committed to an extensive suite of facilities to enable leading research. The graduate and undergraduate programs are ranked 7th and 6th, respectively, among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.
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Applicants must have an earned doctorate in aerospace engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement (optional) and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for the specific position provided in the above links. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2019. Applications received after that date may be considered until position(s) are filled. It is anticipated the appointment(s) will begin fall 2020.
About Texas A&M University Department of Aerospace Engineering
Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/content/balancing-work-and-life. With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th ...in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expenditures.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering was formed in 1940. It has 36 core faculty members, 6 jointly appointed faculty members, including 5 National Academy of Engineering Members. We currently enjoy an enrollment of over 500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our students are offered a modern curriculum that is balanced across the three principal disciplines of aerospace engineering: aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and control, and materials and structures. In recent years, the department has built a strong national program based on the quality of its faculty and programs; among public institutions, its graduate aerospace engineering program ranks 5th in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings.