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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is the second-oldest aerospace engineering program in the country with well-established ties to the aerospace industry locally and nationally. The Department offers a fully ABET-accredited five-year B.S. degree in aerospace engineering with a mandatory coop program and M.S. and Ph.D. 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 a semester. The Department has research focus areas in Fluids, Combustion & Propulsion, Solids & Structural Dynamics and Controls & Dynamics. For more information regarding the Department, please see the following link:

Job Overview

The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for multiple open-rank tenure-track/tenured faculty positions. Candidates in all areas of aerospace engineering will be considered, including but not limited to the department’s core research strengths areas of fluids & propulsion, solids & structures and controls & dynamics, and fundamental & applied research topics in emerging applications such as hypersonics, space propulsion, space structures, and AI/ML applied to aerospace systems.


Rank, tenure, salary, and startup funding will be commensurate with credentials.  A broad and diverse spectrum of candidates is sought; women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The University of Cincinnati is a major research university ( situated in the heart of Cincinnati, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The University’s research portfolio encompasses science, medicine, business, education, engineering, technology, the humanities and the arts. Specific and cross-disciplinary areas of focus include analytics, digital media, precision cancer medicine, water, and urban futures. The UC College of Medicine and three affiliated hospitals also provide unique opportunities for multidisciplinary research.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate engineering courses specific to their specialty areas.
  • Develop externally funded research programs.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Conduct research in their specialty areas and publish research results in professional journals.
  • Participate in professional service activities such as editorial review, student career mentoring, advising of student organizations, serving on departmental, college and university committees. Performing outreach activities such as recruiting underrepresented students and holding workshops and seminars for industry.
  • Participate in curriculum and course development.

Minimum Requirements

Before the effective date of appointment, a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a related field is required.

Application Process

Interested candidates should apply online and use the “Additional Documents” feature to upload a:

  • Cover letter.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of research interests (limited to 5 pages).
  • Statement of education interests addressing teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy (limited to 2 pages). 
  • Statement describing their understanding of prior engagement in and plans for future activities to support DEI (limited to 2 pages). 
  • Names and contact information of three to five references.
  • Further documentation, including letters of recommendation and representative publications (if applicable), may be separately requested by the search committee at a later date.


Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Date:  Jan 16, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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