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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. We will also consider senior candidates with outstanding research and teaching track records.

Research advances in the fundamental areas of aerospace engineering are critical for future air and space transportation systems that will provide efficiency, safety, and security, while protecting the environment. 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 aerospace system design, autonomous vehicle technologies, and breakthroughs in aerospace propulsion concepts. We will place higher priority on the impact, originality, and promise of the candidate’s work than on the particular sub-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 is 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. Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least five references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, the review process will begin on January 1, 2017.



Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.