Open Rank Faculty - Space

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Maryland- College Park
Department Name: 
Aerospace Engineering
Street Line 1: 
4398 Campus Drive
Street Line 2: 
3179 Glenn Martin Hall
College Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park( invites applications for candidates to apply for a full-time tenure trackfaculty position. Priority will be given to applicants in: (1) space robotics; (2) astrodynamics,including guidance, navigation and control; (3) space systems, including flight hardwaredevelopment (including CubeSats) and systems analysis; (4) spacecraft instrumentation; and(5) human factors and bioastronautics. Individuals who can connect to these areas or who areworking at the boundaries of these areas are also encouraged to apply. Applicants will beexpected to develop a strong research program related to space exploration andcomplementary to existing research capabilities. Additionally, successful applicants will beexpected to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate course offerings in this area.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering or a closely-related fieldby the start date of employment. Successful candidates should be effective communicatorsand have an ability and interest in working with diverse student populations having a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and skill levels. The tenure-track appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates with outstanding recordsof research achievements will also be considered.

We especially encourage candidates that could contribute to UMD's Famile program ( and/or the Clark Endowed Professorship program.

The Aerospace Engineering department has four named faculty professorships, four affiliated NAE members, 22 full-time faculty, an undergraduate enrollment of over 615 students,graduateenrollment of over 145 students, and over $12 million in research expenditures lastyear. The department is also home to the only university-hosted neutral buoyancy researchfacility, a 50-foot diameter, 25-foot deep water tank that is used to simulate the micro-gravity environment of space. Close proximity to downtown Washington, DC provides access to key elements of the federal research and development infrastructure. Additionally, UMD is close to NASA Goddard, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Naval Research Laboratory, providing key opportunities for collaboration in the space sector. UMD also has a cadre of space science researchers in other departments at the university.

For best consideration, applications should be received by January 2, 2023 and will remain open until filled. Based upon our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, those who have experience engaging with a range of faculty, staff,and students and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and all historically underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should apply online at

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 2, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
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Open Rank Faculty - Space