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Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering (Robotics)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MNE) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in September 2019. The department is particularly interested in candidates with research focus in the general areas of robotics, automation and control theory and systems. The College of Engineering has growing expertise and a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in various aspects of robotics and undersea systems, including but not limited to underwater autonomous vehicles (UAV), acoustics signal processing, bioacoustics, gliders and ocean sensing. The candidate will play a role in advancing the region’s blue economy initiative (https://www.umassd.edu/media/umassdartmouth/outreach/SouthCoast-Blue-Economy-White-Paper.pdf).


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; enhance curriculum; contribute to university and professional service, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses in mechanical engineering, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have research experience in a mechanical engineering field and teaching experience in higher education. Postdoctoral research in an interdisciplinary setting is highly desirable. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from underrepresented groups, including women.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, concise statements on teaching philosophy and research plans, and contact information for at least three professional references. Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.


Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


More information about the College of Engineering can be found here: http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/about.



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