The Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a non-tenured position beginning Jan 2019. This position is for up to a 3 years appointment with possibility of renewal contingent on incumbent's performance, funding, and needs of the department. The Naval Academy is a leader in the research and development of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial, government, and personal use. The use of small UAS play an integral part in project-based-learning for midshipmen where midshipmen teams conceive, design, implement and operate novel UAS as part of their undergraduate curriculum. Future military and civic leaders are educated in our classrooms. Graduates have included leaders in DoD and NASA, and innovative business entrepreneurs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate across the Naval Academy for all UAS activities in support of science and education with applicable government agencies.
Classroom instruction for 2-3 courses per year within the Department.
Assist and advise Capstone Design teams in support of the project-based-learning environment of the Department.
Function effectively in a university environment that requires a strong commitment to undergraduate engineering education.
An M.S. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated capacity to operate UAS in the National airspace for science and education.
Excellent organizational and communications skills.
Experience with operation of vertical lift (or rotorcraft) vehicles.
Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.
A Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level with demonstrated excellence.
Industry or academic experience in manned or unmanned vertical lift aircraft design and development.
Significant experience with vertical lift aircraft including the following subject areas:
Vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) performance
VSTOL stability and control
Ability to relate operationally relevant flight conditions to handling qualities
Proven ability to perform vertical lift analysis
Familiarity with autogyro analysis
Experience with vehicle design.
Internal Number: AERO-19-20-1
About United States Naval Academy
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.The Naval Academy's active duty workforce is supplemented by Department of the Navy civilians who also serve our nation – as professors, coaches, instructors, information technology professionals, finance specialists, administrators, and other support roles typically found at a college or university. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the moral, mental, and physical development of midshipmen and we seek higher education professionals who can model the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
Civilian employees enjoy the intrinsic rewards which result from being a part of the mission of the Naval Academy, along with other benefits associated with Federal employment. We invite applications from all segments of so...ciety to provide the Brigade of Midshipmen with the best educational experience possible and to graduate leaders to serve our nation.