Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Position in Aerospace Design

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Assistant Professor level in Aerospace Design.

 The Department is home to the only UC aerospace program in northern California, with research emphasis on computational fluid/thermal/structural dynamics, aircraft/spacecraft dynamics and control, composite structures, and propulsion. It has also a long-standing strength in system design with research in and design for improved interactions of humans with complex systems such as aircraft and space vehicles receiving significant attention by industry and federal agencies such as NASA, FAA, and NTSB. The new position is expected to add to the existing efforts in this area.

 To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or a related field. Applicants must be able to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. Candidates whose research interests complement, yet clearly extend existing research strengths are particularly encouraged to apply.

Apply on-line via the links below and include the following materials: a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and names and contact information of at least five references. Submit separate applications if interested in both positions.

Aerospace Design on-line application, click here.


Inquiries should be directed to:
Prof. C.P. (Case) van Dam
System Dynamics & Control – Aerospace Design Search Committee Chair
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


The position is open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2014.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. UC Davis welcomes all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.