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Professor of the Practice in Aerospace Engineering

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Aerospace Engineering Department
APPLICATION TIMELINE: Application review will begin on 15 September 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a non-tenured position beginning Jan 2019. This position is for up to a 3 years appointment with possibility of renewal contingent on incumbent's performance, funding, and needs of the department. The Naval Academy is a leader in the research and development of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial, government, and personal use. The use of small UAS play an integral part in project-based-learning for midshipmen where midshipmen teams conceive, design, implement and operate novel UAS as part of their undergraduate curriculum. Future military and civic leaders are educated in our classrooms. Graduates have included leaders in DoD and NASA, and innovative business entrepreneurs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate across the Naval Academy for all UAS activities in support of science and education with applicable government agencies.
  • Classroom instruction for 2-3 courses per year within the Department.
  • Assist and advise Capstone Design teams in support of the project-based-learning environment of the Department.
  • Function effectively in a university environment that requires a strong commitment to undergraduate engineering education.

This position is for an initial 3 years appointment with possibility of renewal contingent on incumbent's performance, funding, and needs of the department. 

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • An M.S. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated capacity to operate UAS in the National airspace for science and education.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Experience with operation of vertical lift (or rotorcraft) vehicles.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred:

  • A Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level with demonstrated excellence.
  • Industry or academic experience in manned or unmanned vertical lift aircraft design and development.
  • Significant experience with vertical lift aircraft including the following subject areas:
    • Vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) performance
    • VSTOL stability and control
    • Ability to relate operationally relevant flight conditions to handling qualities
    • Proven ability to perform vertical lift analysis
    • Familiarity with autogyro analysis
    • Experience with vehicle design.

Required:

All civilian positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current resume, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three references that address both teaching and UAS experience to be sent to CDR Jeffery King, Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at usna-drone-position-group@usna.edu.
  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning 15 SEP 2018  but the position will remain open until filled. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to godwin@usna.edu.  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

Announcement: Aero-19-20-1

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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