Tenured Faculty: Space Engineering, Space Systems Technology and/or Remote Sensing from Space Platf

Austin, TX
Feb 15, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics - Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Oct 16, 2017

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin is searching for a senior leadership position in the areas of space engineering, space systems technology and/or remote sensing from space platforms. The position will be filled at the rank of full professor with tenure, and the expected start date will be September 2018.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession.

Candidates are sought with expertise in space systems in support of Earth, planetary or space science and technologies. Topics in space systems include small satellite engineering, systems engineering, orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design, technology miniaturization, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in space technology. Topics in remote sensing from space platforms include satellite geodesy, science and applications, data analysis, data fusion, inverse theory, modeling, and innovative instrument or systems design. It is preferred for the candidate to affiliate with the Center for Space Research and assume responsibility for growing key new capabilities of the center. Applicants for this position should have a doctoral degree in engineering or science.

Application Instructions
To apply, submit an application, CV, cover letter, contact information for 5 references, research statement, and teaching statement. Only complete applications will be considered. For more information about The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit http://www.ae.utexas.edu. This position has been designated as security-sensitive and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected. Applications received by December 31, 2017 are assured full consideration but the search will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.