The Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology invites applications for multiple full-time faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering with an expected start date of August 2020. Appointments will be either tenure-track or tenured, and will be considered as appropriate at all ranks including Assistant, Associate, and Professor. We are interested in candidates who are committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels while conducting cutting edge, externally-funded, research programs in Aerospace Engineering. Candidates are required to hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Those with leading research programs in propulsion, controls, space structures, spaceflight mechanics, and aerodynamics/flight mechanics are especially encouraged to apply.
Information about the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the College of Engineering and Science can be found at http://floridatech.edu/apss/. Our mission is to guide the next generation of engineers and scientists into careers they will love, to understand the physics of the universe, and drive humanity’s future in the air and in space. The department has 33 faculty, over 564 undergraduates, and more than 112 graduate students. We are at the heart of the vibrant aerospace community on the U.S. Space Coast and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located at the birthplace of American space exploration, the Space Coast is now experiencing an increasing number of launches and sonic booms. Melbourne enjoys a low cost of living, is served by Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
In addition to the Kennedy Space Center, the Space Coast is home to Cape Canaveral Airforce Station and Patrick Air Force Base. It is the operational base for the Naval Ordnance Test Unit, the 45th Space Wing, and the 920th Rescue Wing. Aerospace companies in the area include Blue Origin, Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Embraer, SpaceX, OneWeb, L3 Harris, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and United Launch Alliance.
To apply, send a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a cover letter, CV, a statement of research experience and interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Strong candidates will articulate a significant collaborative research program that meets the mission of the department. Positions will be open until filled, but applications received by December 31st will be given full consideration.
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Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries among the nation’s best. The university is a Tier 1 Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Ranked among the top 5 percent of 18,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in the 2018-19 World University Rankings and named one of just 14 U.S.-based Golden Age universities in 2018 by Times Higher Education, Florida Tech is one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges as determined by Forbes magazine in 2018. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include engineering, science, aeronautics, business, mathematics, cybersecurity, psychology, space sciences, humanities, communication and education. Find additional information at www.fit.edu.