Faculty Openings

 

 

 

 

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Robotics Position in MAE

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications from promising and leading candidates in the area of robotics. We are interested in a wide range of novel and cutting-edge robotics research areas including dynamics and control, human-robot interactions, novel sensors and actuators, autonomy, coordination and locomotion. Possible application areas may include aerial robotics, hazard response, environmental sensing and monitoring, medical-assist and surgical robotics. This opening is part of a coordinated thrust across multiple Jacobs School departments in the broad area of robotics research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the new Jacobs School Institute in Robotics and will benefit from synergy with existing expertise across the School and within the department in the areas of controls, design, energy, fluids, mechanics and materials.

A PhD or advanced to candidacy in the field of Mechanical Engineering, or related field, is required for this position. Successful candidates should demonstrate potential to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate university students.

The MAE Department within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body.  In addition to having demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, the preferred candidates will have experience or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion and diversity. http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/

Salary: The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applicants applying by January 31, 2015 will be given full consideration.  The position is open until filled.

To Apply: The application (CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3-5 reference contacts and a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions) should be submitted electronically to the MAE department at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00686

For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/

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Robotics Position in MAE
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Experimental and/or Computational Mechanics of Advanced Materials under Extreme Conditions

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank with research focus on experimental and/or computational mechanics of advanced materials under extreme conditions. The candidate should have a strong background in mechanics and materials with experience that could be broadly related to energy generation, energy storage, manufacturing, materials failure, fracture, etc.  Applicants should have a strong interest in nano and micro design of materials for optimal performance.

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering of JSOE at UCSD fosters a balanced program of research and instruction that integrates the perspectives of continuum mechanics, structure of matter, materials science, and energy harvesting, conversion and storage. The department has a longstanding tradition of leadership through innovations in analytical, computational, and experimental concepts and methodologies in the field of mechanics and materials science.  

Successful candidates will be expected to: (1) build on the department’s existing strengths in analytical, computational, and experimental solid mechanics at the multi-scale level and spearhead/direct a strong research program to characterize material response under high deformation rates, pressures, and temperatures, possibly far from equilibrium conditions; (2)  excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate university students; and (3) help foster a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.  Successful applicants for the Associate or Full Professor rank should have an exemplary record of teaching and scholarly activities including externally funded research. A PhD or advanced to candidacy in the field of Mechanical Engineering, or related field, is required for this position.

Strong research areas of particular relevance to this position in the department include: micro/nanoscale solid mechanics; computational and experimental mechanics of advanced materials under extreme conditions; deformation and failure at extremely high rates; multi-scale materials modeling; microstructural evolution in materials under extremely high pressures, temperatures, and deformation rates.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/.

Salary: The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applicants applying by January 31, 2015 will be given full consideration.  The position is open until filled.

To Apply: The application (CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3-5 reference contacts and a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions) should be submitted electronically to the MAE department at
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00690

For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.