Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

841 16886
Position ID:Duke-MEMS-ADJPROF [#16886]
Position Title: Adjunct Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2020/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/16, listed until 2021/03/16)
Position Description:    

Occupational Summary The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) is enhancing its graduate offerings in ‘Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems’ and is seeking adjunct faculty (at the Assistant or Associate level) who will teach a project-based robotics survey course that includes introductions to: 1) mechanisms and actuators, 2) sensors and microcontrollers, 3) perception and planning, 4) artificial intelligence, learning and adaptive systems, and 5) optimal control. This course culminates in a hands-on project where students produce machines through cloud-based manufacturing which they enter in a competition. Students will also have access to materials at their residence anywhere in the world to perform the same activities.

Work Performed This adjunct faculty position is comprised of one course per semester for the duration of the appointment. The initial appointment will be for the Spring 2021 semester only and renewable annually thereafter pending a favorable performance review. Graduate and undergraduate student mentorship and advisement is expected within the context of this course for projects aligned with the core mission of the department.

This course is a 3-credit, graduate level class with at least 10 students. Students will be engaged in a live format and asynchronously, where all the materials can be accessed through recording. The adjunct professor is expected to prepare an extended syllabus, keep weekly office hours for student mentorship, and develop a course that enhances the other robotics and autonomous systems courses in the ME curriculum. Course materials are to be maintained and provided to the department for internal assessment and review, along with evaluations related to accreditation.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training: A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely-related field (in hand) focused on robotic design, fabrication, and/or control.

Experience: The successful applicant will have extensive experience in robotics design, simulation, control, and optimization.

Candidates with design and prototyping experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching experience is required (undergraduate and/or graduate); course evaluations are to be provided in application materials.

Skills: Simulation with MATLAB/Simulink, Python, machine learning, ROS.

Physical prototyping expertise with modern desktop manufacturing tools, experience in virtual teaching, extensive background in project-based learning pedagogies, and a track record of commitment to inclusive teaching to diverse groups.

Application Process: Please submit one pdf file that contains the following to Prof George Delagrammatikas (george.delagrammatikas@duke.edu): 1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching Statement 4. List of Courses Taught (with course descriptions) 5. Teaching Evaluations (if available) 6. Contact Information of 3 References

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Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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Further Info:
www.mems.duke.edu
email
919-660-5346
 
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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