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AEM Tenure-Track Faculty Position

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Posting Details

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Requisition Number: 0810267
Number of Open Positions: 2
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Other Title Information: AEM Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type: Faculty
Position Summary:

Two (2) tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics with a specialization in areas related to space/astronautics and unmanned aerial systems as an assistant or associate professor depending upon qualifications.

Ad Text:

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) at The University of Alabama invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in areas related to space/astronautics and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The successful applicant for the space/astronautics position will contribute to the department’s emerging space technology research thrust. The successful applicant for the UAS position will contribute to a University-led effort to establish an airborne/spaceborne remote sensing center of excellence. It is anticipated that the successful candidates will join the faculty at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates may be considered for associate professor and tenure depending upon experience and qualifications.

With 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, the AEM department enrolls 350+ undergraduate students in the ABET-accredited BSAE degree program and 80+ graduate students in the MS and PhD degree programs. The AEM Department is currently experiencing an era of unprecedented growth and expansion. The AEM department benefits from the University’s rapid expansion in terms of facilities, including the recent construction of the $300 million Engineering and Science Quad. This four building complex provides over 900,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research and instructional space, the majority of which is devoted to the College of Engineering.

The University of Alabama is located on a beautiful 1,168-acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic community of over 150,000. The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational, and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles. With technology-oriented government/industrial research centers (including the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center) in north Alabama and a growing aviation industrial sector (including Airbus aircraft manufacturing & engineering centers) in south Alabama, The University of Alabama is centrally located in Alabama’s north-south aerospace corridor.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field. Applicants are to submit: a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a start date as early as January 2017. Inquiries should be emailed to

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience level.

Additional Position Information:
UA EEO Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Search Initiation Date: 08/23/2016
Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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Required Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
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