Open Positions

Professor and Department Chair
Guaranteed Consideration Date: February 1, 2018

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (http://www.aere.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Vance and Arlene Coffman Department Chair. The chair is responsible for the scope and effectiveness of the teaching, research and outreach efforts of the department. Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor.

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Guaranteed Consideration Date: November 1, 2017

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University (www.aere.iastate.edu) invites applicants for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at all levels may also be considered. We seek outstanding individuals with the potential to build strong research programs that will contribute to Aerospace Controls. Special emphasis is in the area of Autonomous Guidance and Flight Controls. Emerging research topics within this area might include (but are not limited to): UAV flight controls, on-orbit servicing, orbital debris removal, space robotics, space situational awareness (SSA), computational astrodynamics, autonomy, intelligent systems, autonomous system health management, flight control software, and other areas of guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) of both manned and unmanned vehicles in both air and space. Outstanding candidates at all ranks whose research interest is outside the broad area listed above are also encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

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Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical/computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

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About Iowa State

Iowa State University is an AAU-member comprehensive, land-grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University. Iowa State is located in Ames, Iowa, which was recently ranked as one of the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. and the No. 1 Best College Town . The university offers a rich student experience with unlimited academic and social opportunities in a comfortable, friendly, and supportive campus environment. Its 34,000 students come from all 50 states and 106 countries. Iowa State is an equal-opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants. The university is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

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