Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Astrodynamics and Space Situational Awareness in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Astrodynamics and Space Situational Awareness


Texas A&M Engineering


Aerospace Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

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Job Description

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 255,500, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 64,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $ 866 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $ 9.7 billion, the university ranks second among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 600 faculty members and more than 16,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.

The vision of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University is a nationally and internationally renowned program that attracts the world's top faculty and students and promotes a passion for learning and applying the knowledge of science and engineering to lead in providing solutions to the most challenging problems in the field. The thirty-four tenured/tenure-track faculty include six members of the National Academy of Engineering and ten endowed positions. The student body is comprised of 600 undergraduate and 140 graduate students. The department is committed to an extensive suite of facilities to enable leading research. The graduate and undergraduate programs are ranked 4th and 7th, respectively, among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with expertise in:

  • Astrodynamics and Space Situational Awareness. Orbit dynamics, attitude dynamics, space robotics, guidance, navigation and control of space vehicles, low thrust trajectory optimization and space mission design.

The successful applicants will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (http://engineering.tamu.edu/aerospace/).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in aerospace engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at www.tamengineeringcareers.org. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2018. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2018.

The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

At Texas A&M Engineering our employees are meeting new challenges every day. Through partnerships with industries, communities and academic institutions, the Texas A&M College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) work to enrich the lives of residents of the State of Texas, the United States and the World. Texas A&M Engineering staff and faculty members strive to uphold the universities core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity and Selfless Service, while working to fulfill the program’s efforts to transform engineering education.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-7699.

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