University of California, Riverside: Control, Robotics, Autonomy Assistant & Associate Professors

Joint search in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Departments

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We seek applicants with complementary expertise to current Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering faculty to fill one position in ECE and two positions in ME, all open rank. We invite applications across the broad areas of Control and Robotics, with particular emphasis on medical robotics, human-robot interaction, micro/soft-robotics, distributed and autonomous systems, and control theory and optimization. We are especially interested in candidates who will be able to create new synergies among the disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Successful candidates are expected to lead cross-disciplinary theoretical and experimental research, and develop courses on Control and Robotics.

Applicants must have met the requirements for the Ph.D. in a relevant area by the time of appointment, July 1, 2019. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 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.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant, externally-funded, and internationally recognized research program. Successful candidates will also have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, teaching core undergraduate courses in their home department, as well as teaching existing and developing new and exciting undergraduate technical electives and graduate Control and Robotics courses.

UC Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to participate in service activities at department, college campus, and professional levels. They should also demonstrate clear potential for complementing and/or synergistically leveraging existing research activities within the department, college and campus.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online. Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 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.

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last updated 19-Nov-2018