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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Apply now Job no: 227000-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:ENGR/MECHANICAL ENGR
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates whose research interests include controls, robotics, autonomous systems, and dynamic systems. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research is focused on design, analysis and control of autonomous dynamic systems for mobility and manipulation, and application of these systems to critical societal challenges. Areas of particular interest include (1) mobility in autonomous robots and vehicles in varied environments; (2) manipulation in complex tasks; and (3) artificial intelligence-related approaches applied to the control of dynamic systems.

Candidates who transcend the traditional boundaries of Mechanical Engineering to bring into the research effort insights from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines in order to address high impact societal problems related to areas described above are especially encouraged to apply.

The UW-Madison College of Engineering strives to foster a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Candidates with specific goals and plans that advance this mission are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal Duties:

Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate students and supervising their research; developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contributing to professional and public service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

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

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates must possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, or equivalent academic credentials.

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.

Department(s):

A196200-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGR

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now." Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). 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. Submitted materials should include candidate's previous activities or plans in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in relevant sections of the application. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2020; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until these positions are filled.

Contact:

ME Search Committee
controls_search@me.engr.wisc.edu
608-262-3543
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. )



Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

227000-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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