Education and Outreach

Assistant Professor Opportunity in Space Systems Engineering at ASU

By Keith Cowing
November 16, 2012

Application deadline is 1 December 2012

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with desired expertise in space systems and technology, to begin August 2013. The School is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in: instrument design and assembly, small satellite development including cubesats and nanosatellites, highly reliable software and systems development for space applications, sensor development for extreme environments including space qualification of sensors, hazard detection and avoidance, autonomous systems and technologies for robotic/human exploration. Spaceflight hardware and/or mission operations experience is strongly desired. The successful candidate will connect science drivers and engineering solutions – a competent familiarity with both sides of the development endeavor is preferred.

Established in 2006, SESE is the focal point for earth and space science at Arizona State University, one of the largest and fastest growing institutions of higher learning in the United States. An essential part of the SESE mission is to design, develop, and deploy new technologies to enable scientific exploration in space. SESE faculty also benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities on the Tempe AZ campus, including high-bay assembly clean rooms, in the new ISTB 4 building. An earned doctorate in engineering or science is required. The requirements for this position include: (1) a Ph.D. in Space Systems Engineering or a closely related discipline, (2) evidence of scholarly contributions in space systems and technology, and (3) a commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to [email protected]

Application deadline is 1 December 2012; if not filled, reviews will continue weekly until search is closed. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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