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Professor of Aerospace Engineering - Alan B. Shepard Chair
University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Ohio
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Alan B. Shepard Chair

College of Engineering & Applied Science




The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 43, 000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 15,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community. The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses.


The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati seeks highly qualified, experienced candidates for the Alan B. Shepard Chair in the area of Space Exploration.


Candidates applying for this position must hold a doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field in Engineering, and are expected to have a documented record of excellence in academic research in one or more of the following areas: Manned and unmanned spacecraft and space mission design; Spacecraft dynamics, attitude estimation and control; Orbital mechanics and trajectory analysis; Space propulsion systems; Spacecraft structural analysis and design; Autonomous systems for space rendezvous, docking and servicing; Robotic systems for space exploration; Spacecraft system health monitoring and prognostics; Small and micro-satellite design; Spacecraft power and thermal management systems; Spacecraft system engineering and integration, preferably as the leader of a research team with industry and government collaboration.   


Candidates must submit the following documents with the application:

- Name and addresses of three references;

- Detailed vision statement for developing a research center, and teaching interests;

- Resume/CV.


The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ M/F/Vet/Disabled. 

Req # 2641

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