Aerospace Engineering Program Director & Professor Kathryn Thornton and aerospace student Vanessa Awaté


We are excited to announce five faculty searches for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia, all with a strong focus on excellence and diversity.


The professorial faculty searches are posted at and include


  • Professor in Autonomous Systems (Posting 0622160), with opportunity for joint appointment with the LinkLab  

  • Professor and Director of Center for Applied Biomechanics (Posting 0619664) and CAB Professor of Military Programs (Posting 0620423)  

  • Research Professor in the Rotating Machinery and Controls (Posting 0621871), and  Dynamics and Controls Teaching Professor (0621909)


We seek a diverse group of scholars who will develop world-class research programs and educational experiences for our students.

MAE faculty and graduate students are thriving with world-class funding and scholarship and welcomed its most diverse classes ever at the undergraduate and graduate level.  In fact, the University of Virginia is #1 public engineering program in the nation in fraction of women earning degrees.  MAE research is also nationally recognized and ranked, with strengths in advanced manufacturing, aerospace propulsion, bio-inspired engineering design, cyber-physical systems, human biomechanics, multi-scale heat transfer, renewable energy capture and storage, as well as rotor dynamic systems with broad industry engagement.  


Scholars at the MAE Fluid-Structure Interaction Lab


The School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA has a vibrant cross-departmental research culture and is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  We highly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching mission. Charlottesville is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live and work.