Open Rank Faculty Positions - Mississippi State University in Mississippi State Mississippi

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

United States

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Department of Aerospace Engineering


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant/associate/full professor level.  Appointment with tenure is possible for qualified candidates. Applicants with expertise in the following areas of aerospace engineering are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Structural Mechanics
  • High-Performance Computing

A PhD in aerospace engineering or a closely related field is required.  Recent graduates with exceptional credentials are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include a record of achievement in teaching and research, or equivalent industrial experience, along with a commitment to excellence in education.  The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the multi-disciplinary research mission of the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (Raspet,, and of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS, The expected starting date is August 16, 2014. Screening of applications will begin on or immediately after December 15, 2013. The positions will remain open until filled.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering ( currently employs 10 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, and five full-time Instructors. With an enrollment of over 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, the department offers an ABET-accredited BS degree in aerospace engineering with concentrations in aeronautics and astronautics as well as an MS degree in aerospace engineering and a PhD degree in engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering. The department has research strengths in computational fluid dynamics, computational structural mechanics, composite materials and structures, fracture mechanics, design optimization, and guidance, navigation, and control.  Department faculty members are actively engaged in research at state-of-the-art research centers, including Raspet and CAVS.

MSU ( is a comprehensive public institution with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, located in Starkville, MS. Starkville ( is a small college town that offers a yearly calendar of diverse cultural events. MSU is among the nation's leading major research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In the foundation's latest analysis of American higher education, MSU is designated as “a very high research activity university,” which represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S. With over 100 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, the Bagley College of Engineering ( offers degree programs in eight different academic engineering departments. The college is ranked in the top 10% of engineering schools in the nation according to research expenditures.

Interested candidates must apply on-line at (search for positions in the Aerospace Engineering Department.) Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Candidates must also complete the on-line Personal Data Information Form. For further information contact:  

Prof. Ratan Jha, Search Committee Chair

Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory  (Subject:  Aerospace Faculty Positions)


Mississippi State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Structural Mechanics
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Aerospace Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter