Assistant Professor - Aero/Space Studies, Tenure Track
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Space Studies seeks appointment of one faculty member at the assistant professor level, tenure-track, in the area of Satellite Engineering. A Ph.D. is required.  This position will involve teaching, research, and service. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and grow a research program in satellite engineering (40% effort). It is anticipated that the teaching load will be up to 4 courses per academic year (40% effort), dependent on department needs and the level of research being conducted. Graduate student advisement, research committee membership, as well as service to the scholarly community, University, and Department is expected to constitute an additional 20% of effort.Space Studies is an interdisciplinary program featuring a Ph.D. in Aerospace Sciences, an M.S. degree in Space Studies, and an undergraduate minor. This faculty position will enhance and complement the department’s current emphasis in this field. This position will require knowledge and teaching skills in the following disciplines: space engineering, aerodynamics, space propulsion, satellite design, aerospace structures, thermal systems, aerodynamic reentry, guidance and control, electric propulsion and hypersonics, Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis position is for an Assistant Professor with a 9-month appointment. The position will be primarily focused on teaching and research with some service. It is anticipated that the teaching load will be up to 4 courses per academic year, dependent on department needs and the level of research being conducted. Required Competencies

    Excellent communication and collaboration skills.Ability to lead a team of academic professionals.Ability to visualize and develop research, educational and outreach programs that serve North Dakota and the space community.Excellence in diversity and inclusion practices.
Minimum Requirements
    Earned doctorate in Electrical, Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Sciences or Astronautics from a regionally accredited university. Successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Preferred Qualifications
    Experience with the needs and proposal processes of potential funding agencies.Established history of externally funded research and publication.Current extramural funding.Teaching experience at graduate level.
Other Candidate Preferences
    Alignment of applicant’s research with funding agency opportunities and with departmental needs.Active membership in national or international professional organizations.Current professional contacts within the space academic, public service, or industry communities.
Minimum Hiring Salary$70,000+ salary will be commenserate with experience, 9-month To ApplyFirst consieration for the position will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021 and must include the following materials:
    A letter of application,CV,Teaching, research, and service statements, andContact information for three references.
NOTE:  Please submit attachments in .pdf format.Position will remain open until filled.Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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