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University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
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University of Southern California

Department of Astronautical Engineering

The University of Southern California invites applications for tenured and tenure-track positions in the Department of Astronautical Engineering ( in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  We are looking for outstanding faculty candidates at all ranks in all areas of Astronautical Engineering.  Candidates with research interests in space flight experiments, space instrumentation, and other areas of experimental space science are especially encouraged to apply.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women; individuals of African, Hispanic and Native American descent; veterans; and individuals with disabilities.

Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers, and develop a strong funded research program. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in astronautical engineering, physics, or a related field, as well as a strong research and publication record. Applications must include a letter clearly indicating area(s) of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a concise statement of current and future research directions, and contact information for at least four professional references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. This material should be submitted electronically at by March 15, 2022.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted after March 15th, 2022, may not be considered.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier of engineering schools in the world. It counts 189 full-time, tenure-track faculty members as well as 117 full-time, research-track and teaching-track faculty.  The School is home to the Information Sciences Institute and is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Research expenditures typically exceed $210 million annually.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.  USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


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