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Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Aerospace Engineering. Areas of interest include space-related research (e.g., space navigation, space environments, space structures and control, propulsion, human factors, etc.), sustainable aviation, zero- or low-emissions propulsion, vertical lift, supersonic flows, and hypersonic systems. We will also consider exceptional candidates working in other areas of aerospace engineering whose research complements the strengths of the department. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Applications will be considered at the Assistant or early Associate Professor levels.
Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Aerospace Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of MANE, and engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth. Our research addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges—from energy and sustainable development to materials, manufacturing, controls, adaptive and resilient systems, biotechnology, and human health. The department's annual research expenditures total more than $15 million. More than 1,400 undergraduate students and 230 graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE. Faculty have access to world-class research facilities and an atmosphere that promotes interdisciplinary collaborations. The New York State Center for Future Energy Systems conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. The Center for Materials, Devices and Integrated Systems aims to advance next-generation electronic and optical devices, manufacturing and robotics, integrated biomaterial devices, energy harvesting and storage, electric transmission/distribution, responsive and adaptive built environments, and nanostructured composite materials. The Center for Computational Innovation and the Scientific Computation Research Center house one of the most powerful computers for AI applications - the Artificial Intelligence Multiprocessing Optimized System (AiMOS). The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine are engaged in both fundamental and translational biomedical research. The Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Experimental Media and the Cognitive Immersive Systems Lab provide new and exciting opportunities to manipulate and experience data and cognitive computing.

For more information about MANE, visit: http://mane.rpi.edu


Application instructions

 

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief profile and to enter contact information for four (4) referees.  Please be ready to upload these required documents:

(1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement including future research plans, (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests, (4) a diversity statement 

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact careers@rpi.edu 

Job Posted Date

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. The search will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

All faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

 

 

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