Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality faculty to help the University be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time fixed-term position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Space Systems Engineering in the Space Science Center. The anticipated start date for this position is August 12, 2019.
Responsibilities: Engages in small satellite and Cubesat systems design and fabrication, specifically in the areas of attitude determination and control; Teaches classes in space science, space systems development, and astronautical engineering; Assists in the development of the space sciences curriculum; Develops new courses in space systems development and astronautical engineering; Designs and stages laboratories for courses in associated degree programs; Develops grant proposals to facilitate research goals established by the Center; Works to establish collaborative relationships between the space science community (NASA, other government agencies, other universities and private aerospace companies) and the MSU Space Science Center group; Supports special projects (i.e. grants and contract projects) undertaken by the Center by providing engineering design, development, fabrication, integration, testing and operations efforts related to space systems; Mentors undergraduate student research and design projects; Engages in activities that promote the space program at MSU.
Qualifications: The Visiting Assistant Professor of Space Systems Engineering will hold a Masters and/or Ph.D. in astronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, space science, electrical engineering, space systems, or related discipline. Experience in research in one of these areas is imperative and an established record of publication in refereed journals is desired. Knowledge of and experience with satellite attitude determination and control systems is required. Experience with ACS modeling and simulation is required. Competence in standard satellite modeling and simulation systems (i.e. STK, 42, GMAT or others) is required.
Desired Qualifications: Additional qualifications include experience in satellite or other space systems development or satellite mission support. Experience in grants and contract development from federal agencies is desirable. Postgraduate research experience and/or experience in space systems design in either government or the private sector is also required. The candidate should have a strong engineering background, and be familiar with modern design techniques and methods such as method-of-moment and finite element analysis software packages. The ability to write coherently is a must.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit: https://moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com to complete the online MSU Application for Employment and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae with contact information for three references, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial) and statement of research interests. To ensure consideration, apply by May 15, 2019. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About Morehead State University
Morehead State University (MSU) is a comprehensive public university with robust undergraduate and graduate programs, emerging doctoral programs, and an emphasis on regional engagement. MSU aspires to be the best public regional university in the South through prioritizing and focusing on student success; outcomes; academic excellence; and rankings, reputation and regional responsiveness.