The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University (www.aere.iastate.edu) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant and Associate Professor level, however, exceptional candidates at the rank of Full Professor may also be considered. We seek outstanding individuals with strong research interest in the broad area of Intelligent Systems and Autonomy. Research areas of interest include, for example, software challenges in aerospace, remote sensing/intelligent sensor fusion, formal methods, autonomous control, automated crop monitoring, and classical areas of guidance, navigation, and control of both manned and unmanned vehicles in both air and space. Outstanding candidates at the rank of Full Professor whose research interest is outside the broad area listed above and candidates who can enhance the diversity of the department may also apply; candidates who can bring leadership and stature to the department and have the potential to greatly expand our research base will be given preference.
The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of the department's mission, including developing a strong externally funded research program, teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participation in service to the university. The department strongly emphasizes collaborative research and hence the successful candidates are expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams with other active research programs in the university, both within and outside the College of Engineering, while taking advantage of the on-campus research centers and laboratories such as Virtual Reality and Applications Center (VRAC, vrac.iastate.edu), and Ames Lab (ameslab.gov).
Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Education and Experience:
An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is required at the start date of employment. Candidates are required to have credentials commensurate with teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in engineering.
Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor must, in addition to the above, demonstrate a strong record as evidenced by a quality research program, publications, professional recognitions, and scholarly impact.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Expertise in one or more research areas under the broad area of “Intelligent Systems and Autonomy” which includes for example software challenges in aerospace; remote sensing/intelligent sensor fusion; formal methods; autonomous control; automated crop monitoring; and/or classical areas of guidance, navigation, and control of both manned and unmanned vehicles in both air and space.
Experience in university-level teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Experience in supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students.
Experience in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals for state, federal, non-profit, and or industrial sponsors.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.