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Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Aerospace Fluid Mechanics

Close Date:
Open until filled.


The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with emphasis in Aerospace Fluid Mechanics at the assistant professor level. We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to teaching. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: flow physics, aerodynamics, flow control, and autonomy with applications to both aerospace and underwater systems. Initial appointment at the assistant professor level would be for four years and contingent on completion of the Ph.D. degree. Exceptionally qualified candidates may also be considered at the associate or full professor level. Candidates should submit an on-line application. A CV, list of publications, statements of research and teaching plans, copies of up to three publications and three reference letters are required.

Review of applications began on January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions about the application process may be directed to aero-fm-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
  • A CV;
  • list of publications;
  • statements of research and teaching plans;
  • and copies of up to three publications.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-2118 for assistance or contact aero-fm-search@caltech.edu.