Tenure-Track Vacancies

The Department of Aerospace Engineerig and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin is searching for two positions with a start date of September 2017. One of the positions will fill a senior leadership role as the director of the UT Center for Space Research (CSR). The second is open to candidates at any rank in the areas of space engineering, space technology and/or remote sensing. 

Director of the Center for Space Research

CSR is at the forefront of research into space science, engineering and technology, and is one of the largest research centers in the Cockrell School of Engineering, with annual expenditures of about $10M per year, and affiliated faculty, staff and students totaling about 100. The Director will be hired at the rank of full professor and will be responsible for establishing center goals, leading efforts to ensure continuation of current strengths in remote sensing, and expanding into new areas to ensure the long-term viability of the center. Candidates should have extensive experience with contemporary large-scale research programs, current space missions, or comprehensive analysis of current satellite mission data. This senior leadership position requires recognized expertise in one or more areas of space systems, space technology, and remote sensing from space platforms. Apply online here.

Space Engineering, Space Technology and/or Remote Sensing

Space systems in support of Earth and space science and technology. Topics in space systems include small satellite engineering, orbital mechanics, spacecraft dynamics, autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design, technology miniaturization, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in space technology. Topics in remote sensing from space platforms include non-linear parameter estimation, satellite geodesy, precision orbit determination, data analysis, data fusion, inverse theory, modeling, innovative instrument design, and science applications. The candidate is expected to affiliate with CSR, and assume responsibility for growing key new capabilities of the center. Apply online here.

The successful candidates for these positions are expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the engineering profession. Applications received by December 1, 2016 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. 

To apply, submit an application, CV, cover letter, reference contact information (3 references for assistant professor rank; 5 for associate or full professor rank), research statement, and teaching statement at http://www.ae.utexas.edu/faculty/faculty-openings. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants for this position should have doctoral degrees in engineering or science. The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For more information about The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit http://www.ae.utexas.edu. These positions have been designated as security-sensitive, and a criminal background check will be conducted on the applicants selected. 

Non Tenure-Track Vacancies

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates for possible temporary/non-tenure track full or part-time positions to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Positions are not available every semester and are contingent upon student enrollment and availability of funding. Appointments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis, though sometimes a year-long appointment can be made. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Salary is dependent on position and qualifications.


Applicants for this position are expected to have a doctoral degree in engineering or equivalent and previous teaching experience is preferred. *In rare instances a Master's Degree with sufficient expertise and experience may qualify.

Application Instructions

Only complete applications will be considered. Apply online here.