Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Aeronautical Engineering: Rotary Wing and Vertical Takeoff and Landing (RW/VTOL)
United States Naval Academy
Aerospace Engineering Department
Open Until Filled
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The Aerospace Engineering
Department at the U.S. Naval Academy seeks candidates for a tenure-track
faculty position starting in August 2013. Appointments at all ranks will
be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of
Assistant Professor. The Aerospace Engineering Department is the prime
supplier of aerospace technically educated undergraduates in Naval
Aviation. Current projections are that rotary-wing aviators will exceed
50% of total naval aviators by 2017. As such, the department is
expanding its undergraduate rotary wing/vertical take-off and landing (RW/VTOL)
curriculum and related research program and is seeking faculty with RW/VTOL
In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in aeronautical engineering (or related field) with a concentration in rotary-wing aircraft. Experience in aeromechanics, aircraft structures, and aircraft propulsion is preferred; exceptional candidates with experience in related fields will be considered. Industry experience in rotorcraft design is desired but not required. The candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate level courses including helicopter performance, stability and control, and design (to include RW/VTOL design-build capstone projects). Applicants must be able to function effectively in a university environment and demonstrate the capacity to conduct scholarly research related to the advancement of RW/VTOL technology, a strong commitment to undergraduate engineering education, and excellent communications skills.
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION
Candidates should send a letter
of intent, a statement of your vision for
teaching an emerging RW/VTOL focus, a description of research and
scholarly interests, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts and the names
of three professional references (include complete contact information
for your references) to:
Faculty Search Committee
Attention: Scott T. Davids, LtCol, USMC (Ret.)
Aerospace Engineering Department (MS-11B)
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD 21402
Ph: 410-293-6412, Fax: 410-293-6404
For additional information visit: http://www.usna.edu/JobInfo
Candidates are encouraged to submit promptly. Review of applications will commence in February 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.