[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure track positions in Mechatronics

Volker Krüger vok at m-tech.aau.dk
Tue Jun 2 04:59:57 PDT 2015

Assistant Professor in Mechatronics (P21511)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering a position as Assistant Professor in mechatronics is open for appointment from September 1, 2015 or soon hereafter.
Job description

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Aalborg University is in the process of building a new interdisciplinary research group that will span between product design, the manufacturing technology and product related services for the end-user as well as design and concept development for sustainability of end-user products, tools used for production and processes. The group will be located on the Copenhagen campus of Aalborg University. The focus of this research group will revolve around:

•       materials, material properties and selection of materials in a product/tool life perspective,

•       design processes taking into account sustainability concerns and multiple stakeholders,

•       design for sustainability approaches on manufacturing, processes and automation,

•       mechanics and mechatronics for the development of novel product designs and novel automation technologies (robots, grippers, etc.),

•       system integration aspects of products and automation technologies, and

•       design, product development and conceptual methods.

Our interest for the position on mechatronics focuses on the use of mechatronics within and for product and tool design in general, but we have a special interest in construction of robotic grippers, mobile platforms and use-case dependent tool construction etc. in particular. The use of force-torque, tactile and haptic sensory information is considered to be of particular importance. Expertise in rapid prototyping and the facilitations of design for interactions with end-users and stakeholders around prototypes is an asset.

Teaching will primarily be in the area of robotics for manufacturing engineering and sustainable design, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Prof. Volker Krüger, 0045-9940-2495; vok at m-tech.aau.dk.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following:

A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD).
A complete list of publications.
Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

The applications are only to be submitted online via
vacancies.aau.dk -->"academic vacancies"-->"Assistant Professor in Mechatronics (P21511)"

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