The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in the broad area of Space Systems Engineering. Any specialty area within this umbrella will be considered, including mission design with single or multiple satellites, payload and instrumentation development, propulsion technology, small satellite systems, planetary exploration, vehicle dynamics, entry systems and thermal analysis, communication and telemetry systems, etc.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial graduate transcripts and contact information for three professional references at https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
An appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is anticipated although strong candidates can be considered at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate should possess an earned PhD in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to support undergraduate and graduate teaching, including supervision of student design teams, spacecraft/space payload research, and to oversee an on-campus Space Systems laboratory. They should plan to collaborate with, and support the activities of, the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, NASA Langley Research Center, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, the National Institute of Aerospace, and regional industry in the space sector. Development of a strong externally funded research program is essential.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. Old Dominion University offers an excellent faculty benefits package.
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 25,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and over 800 full time faculty of whom 40% are female. In the past ten years, 12 faculty members have earned the prestigious Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. External faculty awards also include National Academy appointments, Fulbright Awards, and Fellow status in a wide variety of professional societies. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through online delivery. Among other strategic directions, the University is leading a regional Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Initiative and has newly opened the Strome Entrepreneurial Center. The University offers joint programs with the nearby Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized research institutes and centers, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectri...cs; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; the Center for Educational Partnerships; the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Laboratory’s Accelerator Facility.