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Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Apply now Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Engineering

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The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level. 

Recent advances in various fields are leading to a renaissance in aerospace engineering, including concepts for future flight that hold promise for  zero emission air transportation and vastly improved capabilities for space access to deploy the next generation of space systems.  The strategic and economic importance of safe, secure, and sustainable aviation and space systems are becoming recognized globally; achieving these goals requires a multidisciplinary approach involving research and development in multiple fields.  To meet these challenges, we are seeking exceptional applicants who will develop a program of high-impact research, contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and develop graduate courses at the frontier of areas such as: aerodynamics; aerospace system design; autonomous aerospace vehicle technologies; novel propulsion systems; human exploration of space; and sustainable energy systems for commercial aviation.  We will place higher priority on the impact, originality, and promise of the candidate’s work than on the particular area of specialization within Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Evidence of the ability to pursue a program of innovative research and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching are required.

Candidates whose research programs in Aeronautics and Astronautics will involve the development of sophisticated computational and/or mathematical methods may be considered for an appointment with an affiliation with the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (

All candidates should apply online at Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, three letters of reference, and the names and contact information of at least two more potential referees. The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the review process will begin on December 5, 2022. If you have questions regarding this opening or require assistance with the online application system, please contact the Faculty Search Administrator at



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