The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the broad area of Space Systems Engineering. Any specialty area within this umbrella will be considered, including mission design with single or multiple satellites, payload and instrumentation development, propulsion technology, small satellite systems, planetary exploration, vehicle dynamics, entry systems and thermal analysis, communication and telemetry systems, etc.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial graduate transcripts and contact information for three professional references at https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
An appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is anticipated although strong candidates can be considered at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate should possess an earned PhD in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to support undergraduate and graduate teaching, including supervision of student design teams, spacecraft/space payload research, and to oversee an on-campus Space Systems laboratory. They should plan to collaborate with, and support the activities of, the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, NASA Langley Research Center, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, the National Institute of Aerospace, and regional industry in the space sector. Development of a strong externally funded research program is essential.