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Grainger Engineering: Research Professor (Open Rank) - Aerospace Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
Aerospace Engineering
Research Professor Open Rank Search
The Grainger College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time Research Professor (assistant, associate, full) position. The incumbent will carry out responsibilities related to research and public service.  The duties associated with the position are to primarily design and lead an impactful research program in an aerospace discipline.  This will require the pursuit and acquisition of research funding to support it.  The faculty will also potentially be required to perform some service in the department and optionally teach courses.  A research professor in Aerospace Engineering at Illinois is a full member of the faculty, with voting rights and executive authority over their time and effort.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.  The successful candidate must have experience in conducting research and experience in obtaining funding to support research.

This is a nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track, renewable position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The preferred starting date is as soon as possible but is negotiable.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2024.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after that date.  Applications should be submitted by visiting and uploading in a single PDF file in the "CV/Resume" section a cover letter, a detailed statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information for three references. Questions about the application process should be referred to Kathy Atwood (

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Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1021695

Job Category: Faculty

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