Faculty Openings






Assistant Professor
Robotics Position in MAE (JPF00943)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) from promising and leading candidates in the area of robotics. MAE is part of the Jacobs School of Engineering, comprised of six departments. The position requires teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.  Candidates are being sought across a wide range of novel and cutting-edge robotics research areas including dynamics and control, human-robot interaction, novel sensors and actuators, autonomy, multi-robot coordination, and locomotion. Possible application areas include aerial robotics, ocean robotics, hazard response, environmental sensing and monitoring, medical assist, surgical robotics, and consumer 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 of Contextual Robotic Systems, and will benefit from synergy with existing expertise across the School and within the department in the areas of controls, design, fluids, materials, mechanics, and energy. Salary will be based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

Applicants must have a PhD or be advanced to candidacy at the time of the application in an engineering field, with a research emphasis related to robotics.  Partnership with industry and our community is at the core of the School's mission; the successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high quality research that complements existing collaborative research programs and reflects UC San Diego's leadership as a research university. Faculty in the department benefit from the presence of numerous major research centers at UC San Diego and the Jacobs School's leadership in fostering interdisciplinary basic research and collaborations with industry.

Applicants should submit their application using the UCSD Academic Personnel on-line Recruit system https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00943 and include: a cover letter,  current curriculum vitae with complete publication list; separate statements summarizing teaching experience; research interests and leadership; and past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. Four contacts for letters of reference should be provided via Recruit. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 1, 2015 will be given full consideration.  For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/ for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/.)  Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.