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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Position

Department of Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State Univeristy


The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in all areas of aerospace engineering. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and participates in Joint Doctoral programs with the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Irvine. The current research programs in the Department include aerodynamics, computational and experimental fluid mechanics, propulsion, aerospace structures, aeroelasticity, guidance and control, and astrodynamics.

Applicants for this position will complement and/or expand areas of existing research into emerging areas of research. Applicants must have an earned PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate potential to establish a high-quality extramurally-funded research program in any area of Aerospace Engineering, including Aerospace Design, excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and work collaboratively with colleagues as a team member to advance the program. Recent graduates as well as those with industrial or university experience are welcome to apply.

The College of Engineering is the fastest growing of SDSU’s seven Colleges. A newly built state-of-the-art Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex has significantly expanded and enhanced facilities in the College with over 95,000 square feet of new space added for research and teaching needs. The city of San Diego enjoys a renowned mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of several leading industries, including major defense contractors and aerospace companies offering exceptional opportunities for research partnerships with industry. For additional information about the department and the university, please visit and

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

Review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information and application procedures are available at: Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Satchi Venkataraman, Search Committee Chair,



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