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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Educator, Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job OverviewThe Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (AEEM) at the University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites applications for an open-rank non-tenure track Professor – Educator position to support its educational mission. Rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will be teaching Aerospace Engineering courses to CEAS undergraduate and/or graduate students at UC. As part of the teaching responsibilities, the Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Educator will be expected to:

    Serve as the instructor of record for courses such as but not limited to Thermodynamics and Energy Systems, Basic Fluid Mechanics and lab, and/or Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems; create and deliver lectures; provide timely grading of materials, and other related duties associated with teachingServe on various Departmental and College Committees related to education, student success, and accreditation and others as deemed necessary at the direction of the Department HeadParticipate in talks and tours of the College and Research Laboratories for prospective undergraduate students and parents, as well as involvement in College Undergraduate Open House events.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of the appointment, a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required.

Application ProcessPlease complete an online application and upload the listed documents below via the Additional Documents option:

    Cover letterCurrent Curriculum vitaeA typed one-page narrative describing your teaching philosophy Name and contact information for three (3) professional references

References will only be contacted for those candidates who are selected for the short list. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.

Additional InformationThe Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is the second-oldest aerospace engineering program in the country with well-established ties to the aerospace industry locally and nationally. The Department offers a fully ABET-accredited five-year B.S. degree in aerospace engineering with a mandatory coop program and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. In addition, the Department has an Accelerated Engineering Degree (ACCEND) program where highly motivated students can get both B.S. and M.S. or B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in five years and a semester. The Department has research focus areas in Fluids, Combustion & Propulsion, Solids & Structural Dynamics and Controls & Dynamics. For more information regarding the Department, please see the following link:

The University of Cincinnati is a major research university ( situated in the heart of Cincinnati, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The University’s research portfolio encompasses science, medicine, business, education, engineering, technology, the humanities and the arts. Specific and cross-disciplinary areas of focus include analytics, digital media, precision cancer medicine, water, and urban futures. The UC College of Medicine and three affiliated hospitals also provide unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research.

Powered by a total annual budget of $1.6 billion and an endowment of $1.6 billion, UC has a regional economic impact of $4.2 billion – and statewide, UC increases the economic base by $13.4 billion. The university boasts a diverse student body of over 46,710 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. As the global founder of cooperative education, UC remains a world-class leader in experience-based learning. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC’s co-op program in the Top 4 in the country (No. 1 among public institutions), and our students earned a collective $75 million in 2021-22. UC is ranked as one of America’s top 33 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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