The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Aerospace Engineering. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in emerging areas of space, vertical lift, computational science and engineering, thermal and fluids engineering, data science, and machine learning. Applications will be considered at the Assistant or early Associate Professor levels.
Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Aerospace Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of MANE, and engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.
MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth. Our research addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges-from energy and sustainable development to materials, manufacturing, controls, adaptive and resilient systems, biotechnology, and human health. The department’s annual research expenditures total more than $15 million. More than 1,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE. Faculty has access to world-class research facilities and an atmosphere that promotes deep interdisciplinary collaborations. The New York State Center for Future Energy Systems conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. The Center for Materials, Devices and Integrated Systems aims to advance next-generation electronic and optical devices, manufacturing and robotics, integrated biomaterial devices, energy harvesting and storage, electric transmission/distribution, responsive and adaptive built environments, and nanostructured composite materials. The Center for Computational Innovation and Scientific Computation Research Center houses one of the most powerful computers for AI applications – the Artificial Intelligence Multiprocessing Optimized System (AiMOS). The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine are engaged in both fundamental and translational biomedical research. The Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Experimental Media and the Cognitive Immersive Systems Lab provide new and exciting opportunities to manipulate and experience data and cognitive computing.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer faculty and alumni represent 85 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine, 8 members of the National Academy of Inventors, and 5 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as 6 National Medal of Technology winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With 7,000 students and nearly 100,000 living alumni, Rensselaer is addressing the global challenges facing the 21st century-to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world.
Applicants will complete a short contact sheet, and be asked to upload a cover letter, complete CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, a description of teaching interests, a diversity statement, and contact information for a minimum of four professional references.