[robotics-worldwide] Faculty opening in Manufacturing Processes and Systems

Renaud Ronsse renaud.ronsse at uclouvain.be
Tue Nov 13 06:51:30 PST 2012

The Université catholique de Louvain <http://www.uclouvain.be> is 
looking for a full-time professor (100%) in Manufacturing Processes and 

The successful candidate will have experience in high level research in 
one or more of the following fields:

  * Manufacturing and materials processes,
  * Assembly techniques,
  * Machine design, including *mechatronic and robotic* components,
  * Computer integrated manufacturing,
  * Life cycle assessment

He (she) will carry out research in one or more of these fields. A 
competency in experimental work will be highly appreciated.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the 
above-mentioned fields within the various degree programmes organised by 
the Faculty (Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering). He (she) will 
have a significant implication in teaching in mechanical engineering and 
mechatronics: in particular the courses and projects related to 
production and materials processes, assembly techniques, and machine design.

Within the Sector of Sciences and Technologies (SST) of UCL, the 
position will be within the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil 
Engineering (iMMC) <http://www.uclouvain.be/en-immc.html> and the 
Louvain School of Engineering (Ecole polytechnique de Louvain, EPL).

Further information: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-423057.html
Professor F. Delannay - francis.delannay at uclouvain.be - Tél : +32(0)10 
47 24 60
Professor G. Winckelmans - gregoire.winckelmans at uclouvain.be - Tél : 
+32(0)10 47 22 14
Vacancy reference : 3122 / EPL 007 / IMMC/ 2013 (to be quoted in any 

The applicant will:

  * be responsible for teaching courses at the three study levels (i.e.
    undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes
    of continuing education;
  * supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of
    undergraduate students, as well as PhD theses;
  * be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
  * contribute to the international visibility of the University through
    teaching and research excellence;
  * contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in
    the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or
  * cooperation with developing countries.

The applicant will have:

  * a PhD degree in engineering or equivalent ;
  * a significant scientific record proved by international publications;
  * either studied abroad for an extensive period or had substantial
    experience outside UCL;
  * experience in and aptitude for teaching at university level;
  * the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate
    research findings in their courses;
  * creativity and must be open to pedagogic innovation and
  * the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high
    level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
  * a good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If
    this is not the case, the applicant should accept to learn French
    and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English
    within 2 years. Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.

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