[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Asst. Professor Position in Robotics and Automation in Manufacturing at UMass-Amherst
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Manufacturing starting September 1, 2018.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to outstanding candidates who have demonstrated research expertise in (Position #1) robotics and automation in manufacturing (design and control of robots, robot fabrication, human-robot interaction, robots in biomedical manufacturing, and other robotic manufacturing related focuses) or (Position #2) manufacturing processes (lean manufacturing, digital manufacturing, smart manufacturing, cyber-enabled manufacturing, advanced composites manufacturing, additive manufacturing, and novel near net shape manufacturing).
The successful candidates are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advance of basic science and engineering, as evidenced by scholarly publications, develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research, and have an understanding of diversity issues and their educational importance.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2017. The search will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should provide the following in their application package: 1) Cover letter indicating interest in either the robotics or processes position; 2) Current curriculum vitae; 3) Research plans; 4) Statement of teaching interests; 5) Representative recent original research articles; and 6) Full contact information for at least four references.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candi
dates at other ranks may receive consideration.