Assistant Teaching Professor, Aerospace Engineering

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Assistant Teaching Professor, Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

WPI is seeking applications for a full-time teaching (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Aerospace Engineering Program. The classroom teaching requirement for the position is approximately four to five courses per year from the undergraduate and graduate programs in Aerospace Engineering. The Major Qualifying Project advising requirement for the position is approximately one to two project loads per year. The candidate is also expected to participate in curriculum development, student advising, and other functions of the Aerospace Engineering Program.

The candidate will be expected to primarily teach courses in the Fluids and Propulsion areas including incompressible and compressible fluids dynamics, aerodynamics, air breathing propulsion, rocket and space propulsion, spacecraft and mission design. The candidate will advise MQPs in aircraft, rocket, or spacecraft design.

This position is a non-tenure track appointment for one year initially. After demonstrating quality performance and successful completion of the assigned teaching responsibilities, a multiple-year contract may be negotiated.

The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related area with teaching and advising interests related to aerospace fluids and propulsion.

Please attach a cover letter, CV and list of three references.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 6/4/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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