[robotics-worldwide] Oregon State University: Tenure-track faculty positions in robotics, controls, and automation

Ravi Balasubramanian ravi.balasubramanian at oregonstate.edu
Fri Oct 26 08:28:39 PDT 2012

Oregon State University seeks applications for multiple faculty 
positions in the broad areas of Robotics, Control, and Automation.  We 
have a fast growing research group of seven faculty, with research 
spanning legged locomotion, manipulation and grasping, personal 
robotics, geometric mechanics and snake robotics, robust control, 
learning and AI, biomechanics, graphics/visualization, and multi-agent 
systems.  We seek outstanding candidates to complement our existing 
research strengths.  The official posting is below.


Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University



MULTIPLE FACULTY POSITIONS—Mechanical Engineering Program
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at 
Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for multiple 
tenure-track faculty positions in the Mechanical Engineering program. 
Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant field. The successful 
candidates are expected to initiate new funded research as well as 
expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in 
the School and the College of Engineering and beyond. Faculty 
collaboration opportunities include ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and 
Microtechnologies Institute), Oregon BEST (Built Environment & 
Sustainable Technologies Center), MBI (Microproducts Breakthrough 
Institute), NNMREC (Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center), 
OMI (Oregon Metals Initiative) and others.  Exceptionally strong 
candidates at all levels (Assistant, Associate, Full) are encouraged to 
apply in the following areas:

Thermal and Fluid Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with 
strong research and teaching experience in the areas of computational 
and/or experimental heat transfer or fluid mechanics. Specific areas of 
interest include, but are not limited to, modeling thermal transport and 
thermodynamic processes, single and multi-phase flow and heat transfer 
applied to (a) thermal management, (b) advanced energy systems, or (c) 
sustainable energy. Posting number 9143.

Materials Science with a specific focus on Metallurgy. Preference will 
be given to candidates with strong research and teaching experience in 
the areas of mechanical and physical metallurgy, advanced metal alloys, 
materials processing, and materials performance. Evidence of prior 
experience working with industry and the ability to engage with the 
Oregon metals industry will be viewed favorably. Posting number 9816.

Manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates with strong 
research and teaching interests in manufacturing processes and 
industrial automation/robotics. The School is building research 
strengths in micro and nanomanufacturing and sustainable design and 
manufacturing with particular interest in metal forming and powder 
processing. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to 
collaboration within the School, University, and abroad. Posting number 

Design, Robotics, Controls and Mechanics. Additional resources are 
anticipated for hiring in product design, robotics and control or 
computational mechanics and interested candidates are encouraged to 
apply to the manufacturing posting number 9815.

Oregon State University has a strong institutional commitment to the 
principle of diversity. The College of Engineering ranks high nationally 
in terms of the percentage of female faculty. The University has an 
institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and 
provides a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities 
for leaders from underrepresented groups. Oregon State is located in 
Corvallis, OR with approximately 26,000 students enrolled. The College 
of Engineering is the largest college with 6,000 students. Within the 
School of MIME, there are 1900 students across the industrial, energy 
systems, manufacturing and mechanical engineering programs.

View the full position announcements at 
http://mime.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff/jobs. Apply online with a 
letter of interest; vita; a two-page statement of research interests; a 
one-page statement of teaching interests; and names and contact 
information for four references.
For questions regarding submission of your application package, please 
contact Ms. Phyllis Helvie at (541) 737-5237 or 
phyllis.helvie at oregonstate.edu, School of Mechanical, Industrial, and 
Manufacturing Engineering, 204, Rogers Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331.

For full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2012.

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