[robotics-worldwide] Faculty position in Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control at MIT

John Leonard jleonard at mit.edu
Mon Jan 7 07:54:26 PST 2008

in Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T., invites applications
for a faculty position in the field of Robotics, Mechatronics, and
Dynamic Systems and Control.  The successful candidate should have
demonstrated abilities to conduct an independent, strong research
program as well as to teach graduate and undergraduate subjects in
these areas. The field of robotics, mechatronics, and dynamic systems
and control has entered a new era with advanced sensors, actuators,
materials, and communication technology. Growing needs include
autonomous mobile robots for energy exploration, security, defense,
and environment monitoring; advanced medical devices and systems for
surgery, rehabilitation, and elderly care; and humanoids and home
robots for home automation, education, and entertainment. The
successful candidate is expected to have his/her core disciplinary
competence in dynamic systems and control, and possess a broad
cross-disciplinary knowledge in electronics, materials, or biology as
well as a practical knowledge and experience in mechanical design and

Applicants must hold a doctorate in a discipline related to one or
more of the above research topics. The new faculty hire is expected to
have a research focus in mechanical engineering, and have demonstrated
(1) outstanding research strength in robotics, mechatronics, or
dynamic systems and control, (2) strong disciplinary background, (3)
the ability to synthesize new devices and systems by working across
broad disciplinary fields, (4) strong experimental skills and the
ability to realize his/her research results in physical form. An
appointment as assistant professor or associate professor without
tenure is desired, although a senior appointment may be considered for
exceptional candidates having world-class reputation.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.  Any
applications received by April 1, 2008 will receive full
consideration. MIT is especially encouraging minorities and women to
apply, because of its strong commitment to diversity in engineering
education, research, and practice. Applicants should send a C.V., a
statement of research and teaching interests, no more than five
publications, and complete contact information for at least three
individuals who are willing to give a reference. E-mail applications
are preferred; send to robotics-mesearch07 at mit.edu in MS Word, pdf, or
plain text. Alternatively, send two copies of these documents to:
Chair, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Control Search Committee,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room
5-214, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

http://web.mit.edu/,   http://meche.mit.edu/

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