Attractive Openings and
Graduate Research Opportunities
The Department of
Aerospace Engineering, an integral unit of
the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, at
Auburn University invites applications for
Graduate Research Assistants and Graduate
Teaching Assistants in Aerospace Engineering for the
upcoming Fall and
Department of Aerospace Engineering
offers a stimulating graduate experience in a gorgeous campus
setting and climate that are second to none.
Students may enroll in a wide variety
of graduate courses that prepare them for successful
professional careers. Furthermore,
Auburn University is strategically located in the aerospace propulsion
corridor, located in the heart of Alabama,
the national hub for Aerospace Engineering. Our mission and location
provide our faculty and students with outstanding opportunities
for collaboration with these national resources.
Presently, a large number of funded positions are
available. These positions provide full student support
with annual salaries ranging from
$7,344 for 0.25 FTE (full-time equivalency) to
$29,650 for 0.50 FTE depending on academic
seniority toward the M.S./Ph.D.
degrees and include tuition
These stipends are among the
Auburn’s Aerospace Engineering
Department is one of the most prominent in the
Southeast and, as time has repeatedly shown, has
distinguished itself by the exceptional quality
of its faculty and graduates. By
representing one of the twelve original programs
in the nation, its commitment to the
aeronautical and astronautical sciences is
marked by some of the most illustrious names in
aerodynamics and space propulsion. Its
long-standing legacy begins at the turn of the
twentieth century and extends, quite
magnificently, from the Wright Brothers to the
Space Station, and from the Aeronautical Program
that evolved under the leadership of Robert
Knapp (1907), Volney C. Finch (1928), and B. M.
Cornell (1934), to the Aerospace Engineering
Department, which took off under the direction
of Robert G. Pitts (1942). The department
currently supports strong undergraduate and
graduate programs in aerospace engineering
(B.A.E., M.S., M.A.E., and Ph.D. degrees).
Enrollment for Fall 2013 consists of 364
undergraduates and 54 graduate students.
current research projects involve exciting
advanced optical diagnostics, advanced
propulsion concepts, combustion instability, missile trajectory
reconstruction and optimization, orbital mechanics and
astronautics, rocket design and performance, rotorcraft wake
dynamics, spacecraft dynamics and control, swirl-driven
combustion, and vorticity dynamics, etc.
are granted the opportunity to
work on a project funded
by a major aerospace contractor (Sverdrup, Boeing, Lockheed
Martin, TRW, etc) at adjacent
of Defense (DOD) facilities.
Such positions provide practical experience to participants who
may later settle with the prime contractor or one of its
Pursuing your Master of Science or
Doctorate degrees at Auburn University's
Department of Aerospace Engineering is an excellent
opportunity for advancement, both in your career and your
pursuit of scholarship.
Auburn University offers a
well balanced graduate
experience. Our students partake in a wide variety of graduate courses
that prepare them for exciting research
graduate students are also active in research dissemination and
participation in national competitions.
In 2004, Dr. Majdalani's team
scientific papers at the 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint
in Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 11-14, 2004.
AIAA-2004-4054 received the AIAA Solid Rockets Best
Dr. Majdalani's team presented
20 scientific papers at the 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint
Propulsion Conference in Nashville, TN, July 25-28, 2010.
This led to an outstanding presence and numerous best paper
Between 2010 and 2013,
Dr. Majdalani's team has
successful at securing five Best Paper
Awards at the 61st–64th Southeastern Student
Conferences. which were held in
Destin, FL (2010),
Tuscaloosa, AL (2011),
Cape Canaveral (2012),
and Raleigh, NC (2013) respectively.
four-year winning streak culminated in winning the
Abe Zarem Distinguished Award in Astronautics
AIAA Educator and Mentorship Award (2013).
Auburn University was chartered in
1856 and was designated as a land grant institution in 1872.
The official Fall 2013 enrollment exceeded 25,000 students.
Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the
largest and most prestigious engineering program in Alabama,
produces more than one third of the state’s engineering
graduates according to the American Society for Engineering
Education (ASEE). It has an enrollment of more than 4,000
undergraduates and 850 graduate students in eight departments.
The research expenditures of the college have been ranked in the
top 50 of the nation for the past seven consecutive years.
The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the college 30th
among public universities offering doctoral programs, while its
graduate programs were ranked 38th among public universities.
With a dynamic and innovative research program, as well as
twelve undergraduate and ten graduate degree granting programs,
the college is recognized as a significant contributor to the
region’s economic development and industrial competitiveness.
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University offers degree programs not only in Aerospace Engineering, but also in
Mechanical Engineering, Biosystems
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Computer Science and Software Engineering, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Industrial and
Systems Engineering, Materials
Engineering, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, and Wireless
To apply online, please
visit the Graduate School's website
For additional information on available
projects, please feel free to contact: