Assistant Research Professor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering


The Vertical Lift Rotorcraft Center of Excellence (VLRCOE), Department of Aerospace Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus invites applications for an appointment as an Assistant Research Professor. The successful applicant will work with the Flight Dynamics and Control research team within the Vertical Lift Rotorcraft Center of Excellence at The Pennsylvania State University Department of Aerospace Engineering. A Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and research experience in the field of rotorcraft engineering are required. The successful applicant will have research experience in rotary-wing flight dynamics, stability and control, performance, and handling qualities. They should also have specific knowledge and experience in the analysis of helicopters operating with externally slung loads. The successful applicant must have programming experience, and specific experience with MATLAB and SIMULINK is highly desired. The successful applicant is expected to work independently on projects identified by Prof. Joseph F. Horn, assist with preparation of research proposals, and document the research results in refereed journal publications. The successful applicant will also assist in advising students and teaching undergraduate level courses in flight dynamics and rotorcraft design, so related experience in is highly desired. The fixed-term appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal for subsequent years depending upon performance and funding. Applications should include a CV and the names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three references. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088