Job ID: 199932

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

California State University Long Beach

  • Nov. 21, 2022
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • California State University Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 17, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

Required Qualifications:        

  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. Degree award at the time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Specialization in any area of aerospace engineering including, but not limited to: aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, aircraft and rocket propulsion, aircraft/spacecraft structures and materials, aircraft/spacecraft control, astrodynamics, space mission analysis, and aerospace design
  • Demonstrated potential or effectiveness in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


Preferred Qualifications:                   

  • Experience in or potential to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in any area of Aerospace Engineering including, but not limited to: aerodynamics, astrodynamics, propulsion, combustion, aerospace materials and structures, and aerospace control systems with application to aircraft, rotorcraft, satellites, spacecraft, unmanned aerial systems, and launch vehicles. Theoretical, experimental, and/or computational expertise are sought.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop courses, laboratories, and academic programs; update curriculum; and supervise student theses and projects
  • Active participation in academic governance
  • A record of academic publication and research activity commensurate in one of more of the emerging areas of aerospace engineering
  • Demonstrated success or history of effort to obtain external funding for research.
  • Commitment to actively support the success of underrepresented groups in STEM fields
    Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body



  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in aerospace engineering as well as undergraduate fundamental courses in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) curriculum [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Develop new courses and update existing courses, including laboratories
  • Supervise student projects and theses
  • Write grant proposals and seek research funding
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publications and external funding
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community


Information on the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:


How to Apply - Required Documentation:                           

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: 
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum two pages, single spaced)
  • Statement of current and future research (maximum two pages, single spaced)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)


How to Apply: Click above on "Apply for this Job" then click the "Apply Now" icon to complete the CSULB online application.


  • CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

    The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach teach, advise/mentor, and develop curriculum that supports, engages, and empowers the educational goals of individuals from ethnically and culturally diverse and historically marginalized backgrounds, with commitment to pedagogical practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Contact Information

  • Professor and Chair, MAE Engineering Search Committee
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840-8305
  • 562.985.8181
  • 562.985.4408

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