[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty Position in Robotics at UC San Diego, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mike Tolley tolley at ucsd.edu
Wed Nov 25 13:47:51 PST 2015


Assistant Professor
Robotics Position in MAE (JPF00943)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE,
http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego,
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant
Professor) from promising and leading candidates in the area of robotics.
MAE is part of the Jacobs School of Engineering, comprised of six
departments. The position requires teaching and mentoring of undergraduate
and graduate students.  Candidates are being sought across a wide range of
novel and cutting-edge robotics research areas including dynamics and
control, human-robot interaction, novel sensors and actuators, autonomy,
multi-robot coordination, and locomotion. Possible application areas
include aerial robotics, ocean robotics, hazard response, environmental
sensing and monitoring, medical assist, surgical robotics, and consumer
robotics. This opening is part of a coordinated thrust across multiple
Jacobs School departments in the broad area of robotics research. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the
development of the new Jacobs School Institute of Contextual Robotic
Systems, and will benefit from synergy with existing expertise across the
School and within the department in the areas of controls, design, fluids,
materials, mechanics, and energy. Salary will be based on published UC San
Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

Applicants must have a PhD or be advanced to candidacy at the time of the
application in an engineering field, with a research emphasis related to
robotics.  Partnership with industry and our community is at the core of
the School's mission; the successful applicant will be expected to
establish a vigorous program of high quality research that complements
existing collaborative research programs and reflects UC San Diego's
leadership as a research university. Faculty in the department benefit from
the presence of numerous major research centers at UC San Diego and the
Jacobs School's leadership in fostering interdisciplinary basic research
and collaborations with industry.

Applicants should submit their application using the UCSD Academic
Personnel on-line Recruit system
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00943and include: a cover letter,
current curriculum vitae with complete publication list; separate
statements summarizing teaching experience; research interests and
leadership; and past experience in activities that promote diversity and
inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. Four contacts for
letters of reference should be provided via Recruit. For further
information about contributions to diversity statements, see
http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible.
Applications received by December 1, 2015 will be given full
consideration.  For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment,
please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/ for the UC San
Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building
an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (
http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/
<http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/>.)  Candidates with
experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to
diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.  The University
of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a
strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or
protected veteran status.


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