Assistant/Associate Professor - Aerospace Engineering

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San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Aerospace Engineering
Job ID (JOID): 25111
Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in aerospace dynamics and control. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


The successful candidate is expected to (a) teach and assess undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, (b) develop laboratory experiments to support teaching and research, (c) supervise graduate and undergraduate student projects, (d) advise graduate and undergraduate students, (e) participate in departmental, college, university, and professional service activities, and (f) engage in peer-reviewed scholarly work. Aerospace Engineering faculty members are expected to collaborate with each other as well as with other faculty within and outside the College for course and curriculum design, course and program assessment, and other scholarly pursuits. The candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advising.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 13, 2020
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of (1) teaching interests/ philosophy, (2) research interests and plans, (3) specific diversity initiatives, strategies, activities that have been accomplished and/or are planned to advance diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 31, 2019 to


Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Nikos Mourtos , Department Chair at [email protected] or (408) 924-3867. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.


The AE Department offers two degree-programs: an MSAE program with an approximate enrollment of 70 and an ABET-accredited BSAE program with an approximate enrollment of 330. Our programs are well known for providing a hands-on engineering education; most of our courses are offered as lecture/lab. AE faculty and students are involved in a variety of projects, many with industry collaboration. The College is the leading provider of engineers to Silicon Valley industry.


San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.


San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.


San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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Posted: 8/20/2019
Application Due: 10/19/2019
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