Seeking Applicants for Faculty Position in Space Engineering
The Department of Space Studies in the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota invites applications for the position of assistant/associate professor in the field of space engineering.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate or must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree before spring 2013 semester. An established record of research and ability to guide students on research, teaching and service will be considered favorably in evaluation. A broad insight into the interdisciplinary nature of space activities and significant ongoing contact or connections with the space community is highly desirable. A strong interest in, and or record of developing collaborative research projects with external funding, in those fields as they relate to use, developmental and exploration of space, particularly human space exploration, is expected. The responsibilities include guiding and mentoring graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses, and service. The percentage work load within each of these categories is negotiable. Exceptional candidates with experience may be considered for an appointment at associate professor level with credit towards tenure, if appropriate.
The Department of Space Studies is a strongly interdisciplinary program featuring an M.S. degree in Space Studies and an undergraduate minor. A Ph.D. program in Aerospace Sciences, in collaboration with the Department of Aviation has recently been approved and will start in fall of 2012. In addition to its on-campus education program, the Department has a large online education program, with the student body (both campus and online) comprised mostly of highly motivated early career professionals seeking a graduate degree for professional advancement or personal interest. Approximately a third of the student body is composed of active duty military personnel and another third are currently employed by NASA or the aerospace industry.
Additional information concerning the Space Studies Department can be accessed at our web site http://www.space.edu. For more information on UND Aerospace, visit http://www.aero.und.edu. Interested individuals with specific questions can contact Dr. Santhosh Seelan, Professor and Chair, Department of Space Studies by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 701 777 2355.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita and contact information for three professional referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1 2012 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Submit applications to:
Prof. Santhosh Seelan, Chair
Department of Space Studies
Clifford Hall Room 532, 4149, University Avenue Stop 9008
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks ND 58201-9008, USA.
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