Tenure Track position in Aerospace Vehicle Design

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting in Fall 2018. The position is intended for the rank of Assistant Professor, although exceptional applicants at more senior ranks may also be considered. Outstanding candidates working in all subject areas relevant to aerospace engineering will be considered, with special emphasis in the area of vehicle design, particularly towards the design of novel aircraft, rotorcraft or spacecraft enabled by new technologies, new business models, and/or pervasive on-board sensing and computation. Applicants should articulate their plans to setup a research program in which new methods of design and vehicle integration will attract outside research sponsorship, contribute to the aerospace industry, and result in published research findings. Further, applicants should describe how they will collaborate with the disciplinary strengths already in place within the department in support of cross-disciplinary collaborative research and in support of the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State is strongly committed to our educational mission. Successful candidates should demonstrate interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in aerospace engineering or a related field. Responses received before January 15, 2018 are assured full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically a single pdf file that contains a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. The Department of Aerospace Engineering enjoys an excellent international reputation in aeronautics and astronautics. The department currently has 19 full-time faculty members, more than 250 juniors and seniors, and more than 120 graduate students. Annual research expenditures exceed $6 million. Penn State at University Park is a land-grant institution located within the beautiful Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and nearby communities within Centre County are home to roughly 100,000 people, including over 40,000 students, and offer a rich variety of cultural, recreational, educational, and athletic activities. State College is a wonderful community in which to raise a family and has an excellent public school system. We especially encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, as the department seeks to grow in the diversity of its faculty.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088