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Tenure-track Faculty Position – Aero/Astro

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Faculty Opening

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 aerospace engineering are leading to a renaissance in aircraft and spacecraft systems, with promising concepts for future flight.  The importance of safe, secure, and sustainable aviation and space systems is becoming recognized globally, and the means of achieving this require a multidisciplinary approach involving research and development in many 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, and sustainable energy sources.  We will place a 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 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 (

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Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, three letters of reference, and the names and addresses of at least two more potential referees. The Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, 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 January 4, 2022.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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