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Position Information

Position Title Full Professor
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expenditures.

EEO Statement

The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Department Overview

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University is leading a multi-disciplinary search for scholarly talent in the area of unmanned autonomous systems. The goal of this effort is to position the Look College as the national leader in underwater, ground, air, and space autonomous systems research. The college is committed to providing the resources, facilities, equipment, and personnel to realize this goal.

Job Summary

The Dwight Look College of Engineering invites applications for a senior level position at the professor level from exceptional individuals who have demonstrated broad research expertise in one or more of the following domains: autonomous air, ground, or space vehicles; computational intelligence/machine learning; cyber engineering and sensor systems. Applicants with demonstrated success in leading team efforts at the university and national levels, and who bridge the above domains are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will lead capture efforts to develop and deploy advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging missions of national importance that involve autonomous systems for a broad range of federal and industrial sponsors. The faculty candidate will also be instrumental in fostering and promoting a thriving research environment that envisions and develops disruptive technical solutions and advances the state of the art for autonomous systems. This will include facility development and recruitment and retention of other outstanding technical contributors. As a faculty member, the candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; lead the multi-disciplinary effort for national level externally-funded research programs in the autonomous systems area; mentor graduate students; and provide service to the university and professional community.

Job Location College Station
Department Aerospace Engineering
Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline or a closely related field.

Preferred Education and Experience
Other Requirements

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of five references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at Full consideration will be given to applications received by 1 June 2016. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2016.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0572014
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document