- Press Release
- Jun 1, 2023
The Robert A. Heinlein Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering
The Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy
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
students mentally, morally, and physically for careers as Navy and Marine
officers. Additional information about our ABET-accredited programs in
Aeronautics and Astronautics can be found at
Enthusiasm characterizes our students; most will fly Navy and Marine Corps
aircraft within months after graduation. Many of our graduates ultimately
as experimental test pilots in government and industry. More Astronauts
graduated from our program than any other academic department in the
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
a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and excellent
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
three references (with email and postal addresses, and phone numbers).
Heinlein Chair Search Committee
Aerospace Engineering Department – Stop 11B
590 Holloway Rd.
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402-5025
Candidates are encouraged to submit promptly. Review will begin
and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to
citizens. The United States Naval Academy is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Employment Opportunity Employer.