[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty positions at CMU in Mechanical Engineering

Aaron Johnson amj1 at cmu.edu
Wed Sep 6 06:25:01 PDT 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for
tenure-track positions. In addition to candidates in any area of mechanical
engineering (broadly defined), we are also particularly recruiting
candidates in several areas relevant to this email list, including dynamics
and controls, soft and bio-inspired robotics, human-machine interaction,
machine learning, and data sciences.

For more information see the attached poster or visit:


Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Mechanical Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for
tenure-track positions. We are strongly committed to all members of our
community: students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to inspire and
educate engineers capable of pursuing fundamental engineering and
scientific problems and important societal challenges. We strive to
accomplish this with the highest dedication to quality, integrity, and
respect for others. We are particularly interested in applicants who are
committed to and have passion for a culturally diverse environment in
research and teaching and who demonstrate a willingness to nurture the
inclusive Carnegie Mellon environment. We are actively and purposefully
committed to considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race,
veteran status, and disability. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet
the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education
Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

We have multiple positions open to candidates from a broad range of
engineering backgrounds:

 • General Call: Consistent with the current breadth of departmental
research, we welcome applicants with expertise across a wide variety of
research areas related to mechanical engineering broadly defined and the
ability to contribute synergistically to research activities in the
department and university at large.

 • Targeted and Cross-Cutting Domains: We welcome applicants looking to
address emerging challenges in particular fields both within and outside
the traditional scope of mechanical engineering. These include dynamics and
controls, advanced manufacturing, and fluid mechanics, as well
cross-cutting efforts to integrate mechanical engineering disciplines with
soft and bio-inspired robotics, human-machine interaction, medicine and
medical technologies, machine learning, and data sciences.

Teaching: You are expected to contribute to teaching our core undergraduate
courses, electives, and graduate courses. Tenure-track faculty carry a
moderate teaching load that allows time for quality research and close
involvement with students. We expect you to establish and grow a strong
research program, contribute to our teaching mission, and show your real
passion for mentoring and advising students.

Eligibility: We are seeking individuals who hold a Ph.D. in a relevant
discipline and have demonstrated dedication to our core values: scientific
truth, creativity, quality, innovation, and engineering solutions. Faculty
positions are primarily at the Assistant Professor level; however,
appointments may be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
depending on your qualifications.

Instructions to Apply: You should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
and contact information for at least three professional references. Your
application will also include three statements:

 • a research statement, typically on the order of five pages, outlines a
compelling vision for a research program that ultimately goes beyond your
prior (typically PhD or post-doc) experience. Your statement should include
initial research projects that can be immediately pursued with graduate
students, given your current expertise, and for which external funding can
realistically be sought. Statements also should include a longer-term
vision, with more far-reaching plans, and may reference potential
collaborators in the department and elsewhere at CMU.

• a teaching statement outlines both your experience and philosophy, as
well as a list of courses you are interested in teaching.

• a diversity statement outlines how you have contributed to, or plan to
contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Please visit: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__apply.interfolio.com_42252&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=45U_8aFO4DEuiF6KCg7RC7hQKFlt4ZrWDIcSdjblC3g&s=rdh8vv0PQ4pdy8VrHGYIsKI_A8-6q6F7cQm3fItmFAY&e=
to begin the process of submitting an application. Applications should be
submitted as a single .pdf document.

Review of applications will begin immediately and all applications received
by November 1 will be given full consideration; we encourage you to submit
early. Paper applications will not be accepted. Women and members of
traditionally underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged
to apply. Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41
CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit
discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as
protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit
discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color,
religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that
covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to
employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Aaron M. Johnson
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

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