Joint Faculty Opening: Space Habitat Systems

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Joint Faculty Appointment: Space Habitat Systems

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology are seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of space habitat systems. The position is expected to be a joint appointment between both schools. Multidisciplinary collaboration with related research groups and colleges at Georgia Tech is highly encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level, but appointments at the associate professor or professor level will be considered for qualified candidates.

Exciting challenges await the next generation of research engineers and scientists to create long duration human habitation systems for planetary and deep space exploration. Faculty candidates are sought with expertise in one or more of the following areas: space habitat structural design and construction, remote surface vehicles and exploration, in situ resource utilization, and human life support and supply systems. Design of structures in the extreme conditions of deep space provides unique opportunities in terms of new problems for mechanics and new challenges for structural design and engineering. The successful candidate will be an expert in structural engineering and mechanics who will make a connection between civil and aerospace engineering disciplines. We are particularly interested in the design and analysis of novel structures that can withstand the extreme conditions of outer space. The candidate’s potential for career impact, growth, and creativity will be considered in addition to their specific area of expertise. We seek outstanding individuals who will conduct impactful research, teach graduate and undergraduate students, and create and sustain innovative programs to solve modern problems in space exploration. A demonstrated ability to conduct research and a strong commitment to education are required.

Georgia Tech is a top‐ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high‐quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The search committee requests that application packages be submitted in one pdf file to Application package should be labeled Job ID #SHS18 and 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, screening of applications will begin on January 1, 2019. Candidates must have received their doctorate in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering by the start of employment. A background check must be completed prior to employment. The teaching assignment will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. The start date is negotiable but the anticipated start is August 2019.

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.

Meet the AE and CEE faculty who will be working with our Space Habitat Systems professor:

Glenn Lightsey Brian Gunter Karen Feigh Claudio Di Leo
Prof. Glenn Lightsey Prof. Brian Gunter Prof. Karen
Prof. Claudio DiLeo
Lauren Stewart paulino-glaucio phanish suryanarayana Don White
Prof. Lauren Stewart Prof. Glaucio Paulino Prof. Phanish Suryanarayana Prof. Don White
Mitchell Walker Massimo Ruzzene Julian Rimoli
Prof. Arash Yavari Prof. Mitchell Walker Prof. Massimo Ruzzene Prof. Julian Rimoli

Meet the entire Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering Faculty

Meet the entire School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty