California State University, Long Beach, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Position ID:CSULB-MAE-AERO [#26499, 532930]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering / Aerospace Engineering
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/03)
Position Description:    

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Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024 • 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 teaching 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. • Specialization of areas that promote cross-disciplinary collaboration are preferred. Examples (but not an exhaustive list) include AI and robotics. • Expertise in theoretical, experimental, and/or computational • Demonstrated ability to develop courses, laboratories, and academic programs • Ability to 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 external funding for research • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

Duties: • 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

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of 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.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

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: Equity and Diversity Statement • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications • CV • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation 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)

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Contact: Jalal Torabzadeh, (562) 985-8181, (562) 985-4408 (fax)
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-8305
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