Engineering and Technology: Aerospace and Aeronautical, Engineering and Technology: Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Princeton University invites applications for multiple faculty positions at the assistant professor rank. We welcome applications from all areas in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Current areas of particular interest focus on astronautical engineering, which broadly encompasses the engineering and related sciences relevant to space exploration, and systems enabling access and operations in space, including in earth orbit; on other planets, satellites, asteroids, and other celestial objects; and in interplanetary space and beyond. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related subject, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program. We seek faculty members who will contribute to our community by embracing excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. We welcome applications from members of all underrepresented groups.
Princeton’s MAE department has a long history of leadership in its core areas of Applied Physics; Control, Robotics, and Dynamical Systems; Fluid Mechanics; Materials Science; Combustion, Propulsion, and Energy Sciences, with additional strengths in inter-disciplinary efforts impacting biology, bio-inspired design, the environment, and security.
We seek creative and enthusiastic candidates with the background and skills to build upon and complement our existing departmental strengths and those who can bridge the disciplines and research initiatives in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The review of applications begins December 1, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, a 1-2 page teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/16901
Personal statements that summarize contributions to diversity are encouraged.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Internal Number: 16901
About Princeton University
Princeton's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has played a leading role in propulsion, combustion, aerospace dynamics, and fluid dynamics over the past half century. In recent decades the Department has extended its reach as a leading presence in dynamics and control, applied physics, and materials science. By exploiting its multi-disciplinary character and stressing engineering fundamentals, the Department seeks to educate the very best students – undergraduate and graduate - for future positions of leadership in areas of rapidly evolving technology. Intellectual independence and creativity are fostered among undergraduate students through participation in research, design and other project opportunities. Graduate students explore the frontiers of science and technology through a wide range of scholarly activities, which include in-depth thesis level research, formal research presentations, and teaching.
The Department has a long history of leadership in its core research areas of Applied Physics, Dynamics and Controls, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Propulsion and Energy Sciences. Our strengths extend to cross-disciplinary efforts impacting areas such... as astronautics, bio-inspired design, bioengineering, medical applications, combustion and energy conversion, computational engineering, the environment and energy technologies, laser-matter interactions, security, and vehicle sciences and applications. We have long-standing interests in all manners of problems across Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Engineering: for example, in space exploration, satellite technology, pollution and alternative fuels, energy usage, battery technology, novel optical systems, propulsion systems, mechanics of fluids and solids, stability and control of vehicles, aircraft performance, and instrumentation.
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