[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Faculty Position at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Matthew Spenko mspenko at iit.edu
Fri Sep 16 07:27:58 PDT 2016

Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE)

Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions at the
assistant professor level.  Applications at a higher rank may be considered
only for exceptional candidates with a distinguished track record in
publications and funding.  The MMAE Department at IIT is seeking candidates
with interdisciplinary research expertise in one or both of the following
two areas of strategic research emphasis:
1. Autonomous systems with interests in mobile robotics, co-robots,
distributed control, sensing, and navigation etc.; applications in unmanned
air, land, and underwater systems are all of interest, and
2. Materials science with interests in processing and synthesis of
functional materials with tailored optical, thermal, magnetic, and/or
electronic properties (as examples).

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in engineering or physical
science. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant
externally funded research program that supports graduate students and
provides a record of published research. They are also expected to be
highly effective teachers for undergraduate and graduate courses in the
MMAE department.

The MMAE Department at IIT offers ABET accredited BS degrees in mechanical
engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science and engineering,
as well as master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in mechanical and
aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering. Current full
time enrollment is over 500 undergraduate students and 220 graduate
students. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the MMAE
Department can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__engineering.iit.edu_mmae&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=iNMBn-z1t1SKUcbvuRv5ggzJzmqsVOnHlT66cuyQAkw&s=KfAZUd0N8dx4-0r2YzU41KW_CSq-lCnoi91-nG6jgNo&e= .

The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D.-granting research
university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the
sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. IIT’s Armour
College of Engineering emphasizes interprofessional research by faculty and
students and is committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and
professional education. The main campus is located three miles from
downtown Chicago. Argonne National Laboratory (a DOE Lab) is located in the
greater Chicago area. IIT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged
to apply.

Applicants should submit a single pdf file to SearchMMAE at iit.edu
Application materials must include: i) cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae,
iii) a research statement, iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, v)
contact information of five references, and vi) a sample of a published
research paper. Applications received prior to January 1, 2017 will be
given the strongest consideration, but the position will remain open and
applications accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should
clearly identify the technical area for which they are applying ((1)
Autonomous Systems or (2) Materials Science) in the subject heading of
their cover letter.

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