Job Title: Tenure Track Faculty Position at the Assistant or Untenured Associate Professor Level

Location of Position: Stanford, California

Employing Institution: Stanford University

Description of Position: Research advances in the fundamental areas of aerospace engineering are critical for future air and space transportation systems that will provide efficiency, safety, and security, while protecting the environment. We are seeking exceptional applicants who will develop a program of high-impact research, contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum, and develop graduate courses at the frontier of areas such as: novel lightweight structures concepts, structural materials and integrated systems, aerospace system design, autonomous aerospace vehicle technologies, and breakthroughs in aerospace propulsion concepts. We will place higher priority on the impact, originality, and promise of the candidate’s work than on the particular area of specialization within Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to the University's research and teaching missions.

Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of the ability to pursue a program of innovative research and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching is required.

Candidates whose research programs in Aeronautics and Astronautics will involve the development of sophisticated computational and/or mathematical methods may be considered for an appointment with an affiliation with the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (

Application Procedure: All candidates should apply online at Applications should include a brief research and teaching plan, a detailed resume including a publications list, three letters of reference, and the names and addresses of at least two more potential referees.


Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the review process will begin on January 4, 2021.