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Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Assistant Professor – Dynamics and Controls

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)

University of Cincinnati


The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (AEEM) at the University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Dynamics and Controls.


The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers a fully ABET-accredited five-year B.S. degree in aerospace engineering with a mandatory co-op program and M.S. and PhD degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. In addition, the Department has an Accelerated Engineering Degree (ACCEND) program where highly motivated students can get both B.S and M.S. or B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in five years and one semester.


The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor will be teaching selected aerospace engineering courses to CEAS undergraduate and/or graduate students at UC, including but not limited to: Optimal Control, Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems, Analytical Dynamics, Fundamental Controls, and Systems Engineering.


As part of the teaching responsibilities, the Assistant Professor will be expected to review and improve upon legacy lecture material, contribute to curriculum development, deliver lectures, and provide timely grading of materials and assistance to students through regular office hours. The Assistant Professor will also serve on both College and Departmental Committees. The primary committees will be the Dissertation/Thesis committees for Ph.D. and Master’s level students. It is expected that the Assistant Professor will also participate in one or more College-level committees, such as ASSET (Advancing Student Success in Engineering and Technology) or D&I (Diversity and Inclusion).  The Department Head will also assign appointments on various Departmental committees such as Advising, Graduate, New Faculty Searches and others, as deemed necessary. To further the student enrichment experience within the Department, the Assistant Professor will also be expected to participate in talks and tours of the College and Research Laboratories for prospective undergraduate students and parents, as well as be involved in College Undergraduate Open House events.


Research will also be an important component of the Assistant Professor’s efforts within AEEM.  It is expected that the Assistant Professor will serve as Principal (and co-Principal) Investigator for research projects to develop/expand research and capabilities in the areas of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Dynamic Optimization, and control Sciences. As part of the research responsibilities in this position, the Assistant Professor will also serve as an author and reviewer of related technical papers and reports.


Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Doctoral Degree in the field of Aeronautical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field, prior to the effective date of the appointment. Candidates must also have at least three years of research experience in the area of unmanned aerial systems subsequent to obtaining a PhD.


Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:

- Cover Letter
- CV/Resume
- Name and address of three references
- Statement of Research conducted during and subsequent to obtaining a PhD (two page maximum)

The University of Cincinnati is a major research university in an urban and diverse community with a total annual research funding of $430M. The University’s research portfolio includes a broad range of activities spanning physical, social and life sciences, engineering, and medicine. These positions will provide an opportunity to form collaborative relationships within the college, across the university, and with regional industry.


The university boasts a student body of over 45,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges.  Cooperative Education (co-op) had its founding at UC in 1906, and is required for all engineering undergraduates. Additional information about the department, college and university can be found at:




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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