Job ID: 170267

Tenure Track Faculty Position

University of Michigan

  • Oct. 25, 2021
  • Tenure Track Faculty Position
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

Faculty Search in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. We are primarily focused on hires at the Assistant Professor rank, although individuals at higher ranks with exceptional credentials may be considered. We seek faculty members who commit to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education, will develop impactful, productive and novel research programs, and will contribute to the department’s goal of eliminating systemic racism and sexism by embracing our culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Candidates will be expected to complement existing research areas in the Department and across campus, and to assume a leadership position in aerospace related research.
As the oldest Aerospace Engineering department in the United States, we celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2014. Our faculty research expertise covers computational science, multi-physics modeling and simulation, aerostructures, smart structures and materials, flight dynamics and control, autonomous systems, avionics and software systems, multidisciplinary design optimization, propulsion, combustion, and sustainable energy, with a mix of air and space applications. More information about our department can be found at

Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field by the start date. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, including the development of a high impact externally funded research program, the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and the supervision of graduate students. The University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering is committed to a diverse cohort of students, staff and faculty, and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from other underrepresented groups.

Please prepare an application containing a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names and contact information of five references. We request that applicants include a statement of their experience and vision on supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please submit your application to the attention of Dr. Venkat Raman, Chair of the search committee at
The evaluation process will begin November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Our department offers a collegial and collaborative culture, with multi-disciplinary research projects across the College of Engineering and the University of Michigan. We look forward to learning about your plans for research, teaching and service and how they support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be a world-wide preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and actively contribute to teaching. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments within the College of Engineering and the University. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career families.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

  • The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
    employer with an active dual-career assistance program. The college is
    especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through research,
    teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic

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Contact Information

  • Gwen Brown
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    University of Michigan
    1320 Beal Ave
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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