Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering -Aerospace

University of Maine Mechanical Engineering

Deadline: Open until Filled

Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE) at the University of Maine (UMaine). The position will have a 50% appointment under the Office of the Vice President for Research via the UMaine Space Initiative.

This position specifically aims to support our growing interest and future plans in aerospace engineering. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024 or earlier.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field by date of hire.

A well-documented record of high-quality research in Aerospace Engineering, with a focus in flight mechanics, guidance, navigation and control of air or space vehicles, advanced air mobility systems, unmanned aerial systems, or other related systems.

Evidence of a strong potential for obtaining extramural funding and supporting graduate students.

Evidence of a strong potential for effective teaching, and capability to develop and teach aerospace engineering courses, with emphasis on flight dynamics, performance and control at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Excellent communication skills and teamwork ability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Potential for collaboration in one or more areas including aerospace, mechanical, electrical, ocean, energy and biomedical engineering.

Industrial experience in aerospace engineering is desirable.