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

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 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, worldwide 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. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About The DepartmentThe 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 Controls & Dynamics, Fluids, Combustion & Propulsion, and Solids & Structural Dynamics. For more information regarding the Department, please see the following link:

Job OverviewThe Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (AEEM) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for up to two open-rank tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in dynamics and control areas including but not limited to: astrodynamics, space robotics, flight dynamics and control, nonlinear control, intelligent and autonomous systems, aerospace structures, and propulsion control.

Rank, tenure, salary and startup funding will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials.

Essential FunctionsThe successful candidate(s) will be expected to:

    Teach graduate and undergraduate engineering courses specific to their specialty areas online and/or in a traditional classroom setting, Advise graduate and undergraduate students, Develop externally funded research programs, Conduct research in their specialty areas and publish research results in professional journals, Participate in professional service activities such as editorial review, student career mentoring, advising of student organizations, serving on departmental, college and university committees, and performing outreach activities such as recruiting underrepresented students and holding workshops and seminars for industry. Participate in curriculum and course development. Have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members in the relevant research clusters to develop a nationally recognized research program in astrodynamics, space robotics, flight dynamics and control, nonlinear control, intelligent and autonomous systems, aerospace structures, and propulsion control.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of appointment, a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Application ProcessInterested candidates should create an Applicant Profile and complete an online application. Please upload:

    Current CV/ResumeCover letter summarizing their research and teaching interests.Statement of research plans,Statement of teaching experience (if applicable) and interests,Names and contact information for at least three references.
Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.

Further documentation, including letters of recommendation and representative publications (if applicable), may be separately requested by the search committee at a later date.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Additional InformationThe University of Cincinnati is a major research university ( situated in the heart of Cincinnati, a 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.

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).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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