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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas

The University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering Department invites on-line applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Aerospace Propulsion. Exceptional applicants may be considered for higher rank depending upon experience and qualifications. The Aerospace Engineering Department is seeking to expand in the area of aerospace propulsion including but not limited to gas-turbine engines, turbomachinery, hybrid electric, rocket propulsion, and related areas. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience and a continuing interest in the development and design of aerospace propulsion systems.

Applications are sought from candidates with earned doctorates in Aerospace Engineering or closely related fields by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be results-oriented, have a record of superior scholarship, have a promising vision for externally funded research, have experience in externally funded research commensurate with the rank of appointment, develop or maintain an externally funded research program, and teach high-quality courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research productivity at KU is evaluated with respect to publications in respected academic journals as well as success in acquiring external research grants, and financially supporting and mentoring PhD and MS students. The University of Kansas School of Engineering (SOE) and the Department of Aerospace Engineering strongly value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture.  KU SOE is one of only 29 universities to achieve the exemplar, inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Bronze Award  https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/award-recipients/ .

Review of complete applications will begin on January 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. All qualified (including international) candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must receive valid U.S. work authorization prior to the specified start date, August 18, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For additional information or to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15643BR. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and plans including efforts to diversify the field of engineering, and the contact information for three professional references.

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