[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position in Instrumentation and Robotics -- MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

John J. Leonard jleonard at mit.edu
Tue Oct 23 11:39:23 PDT 2012

Faculty Position in Instrumentation and Robotics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-
track faculty position in the fields of Instrumentation and Robotics
to begin July 1, 2013 or thereafter. Appointment would be at the
assistant or untenured associate professor level. In exceptional
cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible.

Compelling needs in instrumentation include: biomedical measurements
and bioinstrumentation, including wearable, in-vivo and wireless
sensors; low power or portable miniaturized sensor systems;
manufacturing and advanced technologies for the measurement of
mechanical, electrical, fluidic, thermal, biological, environmental
and optical phenomena at a range of scales in space and time. Interest
areas in robotics include: co-robots that work cooperatively with
people for manufacturing, disaster response, security, and energy
exploration; advanced medical devices and systems for surgery,
rehabilitation, and assistance for the elderly and disabled;
micro-robots and nano-robots; dexterous manipulation; nonlinear
dynamics and control of robotic systems; and robotic transportation
systems of the future. These interest areas are not meant to be
exclusive -- candidates working in any area of robotics or
instrumentation related to Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to

Applicants should hold an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a
relevant field by the beginning of employment. Faculty duties include
teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research and
supervision of student research. We seek candidates who will provide
inspiration and leadership in research and actively contribute to core
mechanical engineering undergraduate and graduate level teaching. New
faculty hires are expected to have a research focus in one of the
disciplinary fields listed above. Applicants must have demonstrated:
(1) outstanding research strength; (2) a strong disciplinary
background; (3) strong experimental and/or theoretical skills; and (4)
the potential to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a
teaching statement, and copies of not more than three
publications. They should also arrange for four individuals to submit
letters of recommendation on their behalf. This information must be
entered electronically at the following site:


Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by January
7, 2013.

MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and 
underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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