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The Robert A. Heinlein Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering
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United States Naval Academy

The Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for the Robert A. Heinlein Chair in Aerospace Engineering commencing as early as August 2001. Created to honor novelist Robert A. Heinlein (USNA '29), the inaugural Heinlein Chair will provide vision and direction for the USNA's astronautical engineering curriculum, our small satellite program, and our satellite ground station.

The Naval Academy is an undergraduate institution dedicated to developing our students mentally, morally, and physically for careers as Navy and Marine Corps officers. Additional information about our ABET accredited programs in Aeronautics and Astronautics can be found at http://web.usna.navy.mil/~aeroweb.

Enthusiasm characterizes our students; most will fly Navy and Marine Corps aircraft within months after graduation. Many of our graduates ultimately serve as experimental test pilots in government and industry. More Astronauts have graduated from our program than any other academic department in the country. Future Navy, Marine, and civic leaders pass through each of our classrooms.

Applicants must have a strong background in designing, building, testing, launching, and operating spacecraft, along with demonstrated research ability, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and excellent communications skills. An earned doctorate is desirable, but applicants with strong industrial/laboratory experience will be considered.

Applications should include a resume, transcripts, description of research/scholarly interests and three references (with email and postal addresses, and phone numbers).

Send applications to:

Heinlein Chair Search Committee
Aerospace Engineering Department
Mail Stop 11B
590 Holloway Road
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD  21402-5025

Candidates are encouraged to submit promptly. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to U. S. citizens. The United States Naval Academy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted February 18, 2001

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