Open faculty position at VKI: Aeroelasticity Professor Assistant / Associate Level

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Deadline April 1, 2021

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For 65 years as international center of excellence in fluid dynamics, the von Karman Institute brings together young engineers and scientists from all over the world to study, improve their skills and perform their research.

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics provides postgraduate education in fluid dynamics and encourages creative research via “training in research through research” in computational methods and experimental techniques.

The Turbomachinery and Propulsion department at VKI, jointly with the Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics department, calls for candidates for a full-time assistant or associate professor with a tentative starting date of May 2021 for the field of Aeroelasticity of Turbomachinery and Wind Energy.

The Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics department focuses on heat, mass and momentum transfer, and aeroacoustics in single and multiphase-flows in the built environment, including wind energy and wind engineering, and in industrial flows and safety processes, including nuclear engineering. The Turbomachinery and Propulsion department focuses on aero-thermal research for future ultra-high efficiency and decarbonization technologies, employing testing facilities, developing measurement systems, and advancing multi-disciplinary optimization and machine learning methodologies for turbomachinery in propulsion and energy conversion.

The objective of this new faculty position is to expand research and education in the interdisciplinary field of fluid structure interaction in turbomachinery and wind turbine applications.

Applications must hold a doctoral degree on a subject of relevance and be particularly profiled with applying and developing computational methods. Previous experience with experimental methods in Aeroelasticity is of advantage. More information can be found on the website of VKI:

The call is open until 1 April 2021. The selection of candidates will be based on their CV, which should include their research vision, career path, list of publications, relevant experience in contract research, and educational activities. At least two references with email and phone number should be given.

The successful candidate will teach in the accredited VKI Research Master and should develop a funded research program in collaboration with other VKI departments.

Inquiries and applications should be sent as a single pdf file to Professor F. Eulitz ( and Professor J. van Beeck ( .

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