Vertical Lift Faculty Sought

The Rotorcraft Sim Lab: Two graduate students sitting in the cab of Bell Helicopter with Prof. Prasad

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels.

Exciting challenges await the next generation of research engineers and scientists in the vertical lift sector. Topics of interest for this position include, but are not limited to vertical lift research in: experimental and computational aeromechanics, design, aeroelasticity, multi-body dynamics, structural dynamics, autonomy, and flight mechanics and controls. The candidate’s potential for career impact, growth, and creativity will be considered in addition to their specific area of expertise within vertical lift technology and engineering. We seek outstanding individuals who will conduct impactful research, teach graduate and undergraduate students, and find innovative solutions to modern vertical lift problems. A demonstrated ability to conduct research and a strong commitment to education are required.  Multidisciplinary collaboration with Georgia Tech’s Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, as well as other related research groups and colleges at Georgia Tech, will be highly encouraged.

The Aerospace Engineering program at Georgia Tech is the largest program of its kind in the US, having approximately 40 full-time faculty members, 800+ undergraduate students and 500+ graduate students. Its undergraduate and graduate programs are typically ranked among the top aerospace engineering programs in the nation. The research interests of the faculty cover a broad spectrum, including gas dynamics, propulsion, combustion, aerodynamics, structural mechanics, flight mechanics, orbital mechanics, rotorcraft, aircraft and space systems design, dynamics and control, air-traffic control, and cognitive engineering. Information about the School can be found at

Candidates must have received their doctorate in aerospace engineering or a related field by the start of employment. Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the positions are filled. The start date is negotiable from January 2019 to August 2019. Applicants should send as a single PDF file their curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a two-page statement of research plans, and the name and contact information of at least three references. The PDF should be sent to:

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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