Assistant Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics #605142

  • Northern Arizona University
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Dec 08, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics to build on the unit’s commitment to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address challenges facing our society and innovate through a balance of fundamental and translational research.

We seek a candidate who will develop a nationally-recognized research program, contribute to the launch and growth of a Mechatronics and Robotics degree, and whose areas of specialty complement the expertise available in the department in the areas of solid mechanics, dynamic systems, robotics, computational mechanics, as well as thermal and fluid sciences. Individuals with expertise in the broad field of mechatronics and robotics, and with a special focus on haptic interfaces, human-robot interactions, medical robotics and devices, path planning/online mapping, dynamic systems and controls, modeling of mechanical systems/smart structures, and in other emerging areas are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics Engineering, or a closely related field, with the potential to develop an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research program and to actively contribute to the mission of the Department, College and University.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and maintain an independent research program, self-sustained, supported by extramural funding.
  • Publish and present research findings in high impact journals and meetings.
  • Contribute to the teaching mission of the department, including mentoring of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Develop undergraduate and graduate courses (including labs) to support existing and new degree programs, and perform service for the department, university, and profession.

 

Salary: Commensurate to qualifications and experience.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics Engineering or closely related area conferred before August 16, 2021

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise in the broad field of mechatronics and robotics with particular emphasis on haptic interfaces, human-robot interactions, medical robotics and devices, dynamic systems and controls, modeling of mechanical systems/smart structures.
  • A candidate whose research can complement the expertise available in the department.
  • Established record of scholarly productivity, as evidenced by scholarly publications in high profile journals and strong potential to build on this record.
  • Established record of competitiveness for extramural funding and the promise of future ability to secure funding.
  • University-level teaching experience with evidence of effectiveness and promise of future excellence.
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to effectively working with others from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Effective communication skills.

Application Details

How to apply:

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests/achievements; (5) a diversity statement; (6) names and contact information for three references; (7) copies of transcripts; and (8) if available, examples of teaching effectiveness. Submit all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF file and apply through: https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/, select Faculty and administrator openings, select the appropriate job title, and then select "Apply" on that page. Attach your single PDF file to your application. Only complete application packets submitted through the NAU HR portal will be reviewed.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or closed. Only applications received by the review begin date are assured full consideration.

 

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

 

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