Job ID: 131273

Assistant Professor - Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics

The University of Alabama

  • Oct. 11, 2019
  • Assistant Professor - Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics
  • Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics
  • The University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • May 1, 2020
  • Aug. 16, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics


The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama invites applications for an assistant professor faculty position. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the general area of space/astronautics, computational fluid dynamics, or other area of aerospace engineering or mechanics. Candidates must demonstrate a clear potential to successfully pursue and attain grants from external funding sources. An ability to collaborate with existing faculty, both within the Department and the College of Engineering, in the key focus areas is also highly desirable.

The University of Alabama currently enrolls over 38,000 students and employs over 2,000 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. The College of Engineering is comprised of seven academic departments with over 6,000 students, and the College will be home to more than 150 tenure/tenure-track faculty following the current search. The College also houses nine research centers and is active in the University’s four new research institutes. The College occupies well over a half million square feet of state of the art facilities, including the $300 million Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle completed in 2014 and the newly reopened $22 million renovated HM Comer. The Carnegie Foundation has recognized The University of Alabama with its Very High Research Activity status (formerly known as R1 status).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics or a closely related field. Applicants are to identify the specific area of interest and submit a resume, teaching and research statements with future goals and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with an expected start date of August 16, 2020. Electronic submission of application materials via The University of Alabama employment website is required (, requisition number 0812234). For additional information regarding The University of Alabama, the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, or this search, please contact Dr. Mark Barkey, Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics,

The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience level.

  • The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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  • Dr. Mark Barkey
    Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics
    The University of Alabama
    3020 HM Comer Hall
    245 7th Ave
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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