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Apply now Job no: 95600-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Hire can be at the Assistant Professor (0 to 5 years experience) or Associate (6 to 10 years experience) levels. Candidates for Associate Professor must possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

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Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UW- Madison seeks candidates in the broad areas of applied control, multi-body dynamics, computational modeling, and machine learning. The department is especially interested in candidates who have interests in one or both of the following two broad areas:

1. Applied controls, system modeling and optimization. Within this area, candidates are especially sought with an application focus of (a) electrified powertrain control, (b) robotics, (c) large-scale energy system control and optimization. Candidates who pursue both experimental and computational work are invited to apply.

2. Multi-body dynamics, machine learning, sensing, and virtual environments. Within this broad area, of particular interest are candidates who apply Artificial Intelligence techniques to autonomous vehicles and intelligent robots. Candidates who pursue both experimental and computational work are invited to apply.

Candidates who transcend the traditional boundaries of Mechanical Engineering and possess a demonstrated potential for bringing into the research effort insights from Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Applied Math in order to address high impact societal problems related to areas 1 and 2 above are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Applications beyond the deadline may be processed until the position is filled. The department is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Women and under-represented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The ME Search Committee
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now". A SINGLE PDF document should be uploaded, containing a cover letter as well as a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) is required. The CV should include a complete list of publications, as well as research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above. Applicants must also provide the contact information for references within the application.

Applicants wishing to be considered only for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter, as references will await a more formal process if tenure consideration goes forward at a later date.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 31, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until these positions are filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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