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Robotics (Open Rank Search) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 9th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications as part of our ongoing efforts to build upon UCR’s current strengths in Control, Robotics, Autonomy, and Machine Intelligence, as well as foster innovative new cross-disciplinary initiatives, both within and outside of BCOE (e.g., with UCR’s School of Medicine, or the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences).

We invite applications across the broad area of Robotics, with particular emphasis on medical robotics, human-robot interaction, micro/soft-robotics, and distributed & autonomous systems. We are especially interested in applicants who will bring complementary expertise and create new synergies among the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or show exceptional promise for developing a vibrant, externally-funded research program, as well as a portfolio of high quality teaching in Controls & Robotics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A Ph.D. in ME or a closely related field is required at the time of employment. The successful candidate will receive primary appointment within ME; however, opportunity may exist for additional affiliations with other departments and programs at UCR, as appropriate. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, your most recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references or contact information, a Statement of Research, a Statement of Teaching, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01167. Applications submitted by any other means will not be reviewed. Application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to mesearch@engr.ucr.edu.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://www.me.ucr.edu/about/employment.html

Levels

Assistant Professor

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Associate/Full Professor

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)