Space Technology Faculty Sought

Professor Brian Gunter and two grad students in his lab

AE Space Faculty: The Sky Is Not the Limit

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels. Tenured appointments are also available for senior candidates with exceptional research and service records. 

Exciting challenges await the next generation of research engineers and scientists in the space technology and engineering sector. Topics of interest for this position include: space vehicle design, space transportation systems, human space flight, commercial space, multi-vehicle formations, mission operations, astrodynamics, spacecraft guidance, navigation & control (GNC), mission operations, planetary entry, descent, and landing (EDL), remote surface vehicles and exploration, space habitation, in situ resource utilization, space situational awareness, and space debris management. 

The candidate’s potential for career impact, growth, and creativity will be considered in addition to their specific area of expertise within space technology and engineering. We seek outstanding individuals who will conduct impactful research, educate graduate and undergraduate students, and find innovative solutions to modern aerospace problems. A demonstrated ability to conduct research and a strong commitment to teaching are required. 

Candidates whose research interests are aligned may consider joining the existing Space Systems Design Laboratory within the School of Aerospace Engineering. Multidisciplinary collaboration with other related research groups (such as the Center for Space Technology And Research) and colleges at Georgia Tech is also encouraged.

How to Apply


The search committee requests that application packages be submitted in one pdf file to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable but the anticipated start is August 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, two-page research and teaching statements, a detailed resume including a list of research publications, and the names and contact information of four professional references. Applications will be continuously accepted until the position is filled; however, to receive full consideration please apply by November 1, 2018. Candidates must have received their doctorate in aerospace engineering or a related field by the start of employment.

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Nominations and applications of qualified members of under-represented groups are welcome.