Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

841 19635
Position ID:Duke-MEMS-ASTW [#19635]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Robotics/Automation
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/17, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/03/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University

The Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applications are particularly invited from candidates whose research interests fall in the area of experimental and field robotics and autonomous systems. Examples include -- but are not limited to –human-robot systems, legged robotics, soft robotics, distributed robotics, medical robots, mobile robotics in unstructured and dynamic environments, and other allied autonomy disciplines. Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of our research and teaching. Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply. Duke has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants with a demonstrated record of interest in and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations are strongly preferred.

By the time of hiring, candidates are expected to have been awarded a doctoral degree in a quantitative field. Once hired, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to obtain competitive external funding, to establish a vibrant research program, and to contribute through service to the welfare of the department and to the promotion of their discipline. We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching.

Applicants should submit their application material electronically through AcademicJobsOnline - https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19635. Review of applications will start immediately, and applications received before December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. We expect to hire for the Fall 2022 semester.

Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at AcademicJobsOnline- https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19635 to complete your application: • Cover Letter (email, address, and phone number must be included) • Curriculum Vitae (including a link to the applicant’s Google Scholar page) • Research Statement • Teaching Statement • Diversity Statement • At least three letters of recommendation

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708