[TYPES/announce] Faculty Position in Intelligent Systems & Autonomy

Kristin Yvonne Rozier kyrozier at iastate.edu
Thu Oct 27 19:38:19 EDT 2016

We are specifically looking for someone with a background in topics such 
as formal methods, or software challenges in aerospace (broadly defined, 
and including verification, logic, languages, and type theory). It is 
important that the application area be in Aerospace, but a PhD in 
Computer Science, for example, would qualify an applicant for the 
position. (I have a PhD in theoretical computer science and I work for 
this Aerospace Engineering department, for example; I'm on the hiring 
committee because they would like to hire another person in a related 
area.) I tried to make that explicit in my original post but it seems 
there was still a question. Thanks to the list moderator for asking for 



Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Intelligent Systems & Autonomy

Quick Link:  http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/20331
Posting Number:  600141
Guaranteed Consideration Date:  11/01/2016
-- if submitting after 11/01, email kyrozier at iastate.edu
Working Title:  Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Advertised Employing Department:  Aerospace Engineering
-- Note that Computer Science or ECE PhDs are qualified to apply!
Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2017

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University 
(www.aere.iastate.edu) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty 
position at the Assistant and Associate Professor level, however, 
exceptional candidates at the rank of Full Professor may also be 
considered. We seek outstanding individuals with strong research 
interest in the broad area of Intelligent Systems and Autonomy. Research 
areas of interest include, for example, software challenges in 
aerospace, remote sensing/intelligent sensor fusion, formal methods, 
autonomous control, automated crop monitoring, and classical areas of 
guidance, navigation, and control of both manned and unmanned vehicles 
in both air and space. Outstanding candidates at the rank of Full 
Professor whose research interest is outside the broad area listed above 
and candidates who can enhance the diversity of the department may also 
apply; candidates who can bring leadership and stature to the department 
and have the potential to greatly expand our research base will be given 

The successful applicant will participate in all aspects of the 
department’s mission, including developing a strong externally funded 
research program, teaching and supervising students at the undergraduate 
and graduate levels and participation in service to the university. The 
department strongly emphasizes collaborative research and hence the 
successful candidates are expected to work in multidisciplinary teams 
with other active research programs in the university, both within and 
outside the College of Engineering, while taking advantage of the 
on-campus research centers and laboratories such as Virtual Reality and 
Applications Center (VRAC, vrac.iastate.edu), and Ames Lab 
(ameslab.gov). Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly 
encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience:
An earned Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Aerospace Engineering 
or a closely related field (CS, ECE, etc.) is required at the start date 
of employment. Candidates are required to have credentials commensurate 
with teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in engineering.

Candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor must, in addition 
to the above, demonstrate a strong record as evidenced by a quality 
research program, publications, professional recognitions, and scholarly 

Preferred Education and Experience:
Expertise in one or more research areas under the broad area of 
“Intelligent Systems and Autonomy” which includes for example software 
challenges in aerospace; remote sensing/intelligent sensor fusion; 
formal methods; autonomous control; automated crop monitoring; and/or 
classical areas of guidance, navigation, and control of both manned and 
unmanned vehicles in both air and space. Experience in university-level 
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience in 
supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students. Experience 
in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals for 
state, federal, non-profit, and/or industrial sponsors.

Department/Program & College Description:
The Aerospace Engineering Department currently has 39 faculty and is 
housed in a $50 million state-of-the-art teaching and research complex. 
The College of Engineering consists of 8 departments, with 250+ faculty 
members and annual research expenditures exceeding $88 million.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community:
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation 
Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of 
American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 
one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students 
are enrolled, and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see 
www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, 
located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted 
the best college town in the nation (see 

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to 
excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from 
all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, 
and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is 
dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an 
NSF ADVANCE institution.

All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship 
within the program, the department, college, and university activities 
and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of 
integrity and ethical behavior.

Application Instructions:
  To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and 
complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or 
attach the following:
1) Cover Letter
2) A Detailed Curriculum Vitae
3) Full Contact Information for at least Three References
4) A Concise Statement of Research Plans and Teaching Interests
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email 
employment at iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Department Contact Name Nikki Gupta
Department Contact Phone 515-294-3776

Pre-Employment Screening:
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the 
university’s verification of credentials and other information required 
by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the 
completion of a background check.

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