Boston University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Position ID:BU-ME-ASTPR [#7998, Robotics]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering / Robotics
Appl Deadline:2016/12/01 finished (2016/09/16, finished 2017/04/03, listed until 2016/12/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering has an opening for a tenure-track junior faculty position in the area of Robotics. In particular, we are looking for experimentalists who design and build robots to complement existing faculty research in systems and controls. The applicants should be able to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and should have a strong interest in the societal impact of their research.

The Mech E department is collaborative and multi-disciplinary with strong expertise in systems and control, biomechanics, MEMs/NEMs, nanofluidics, advanced materials, and nanomedicine.  The department is further strengthened by its affiliation with the Division of Systems Engineering and the Division of Materials Science and Engineering.  The College of Engineering is ranked 35th in the nation by US News and World Report, having improved its ranking more than any other Engineering school in the country that was ranked in the top 54 ten years ago.

The Department has 46 primary faculty members, many of whom are affiliated with other centers at BU including the Photonics Center, BU Nano, the Center for Space Physics, the Hariri Institute for Computing and the newly established Sustainable Energy Institute. The department has recently completed a nearly 5000 sq ft Robotics Research Facility with capabilities for research on coordinating ground and air vehicles. At the graduate level, the Department offers research and professional Masters degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Product Design and Manufacture with specializations in Robotics, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity along with our PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering.  

Leading Assistant Professor tenure-track candidates would hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of engineering or applied science and show potential for leading an independent and vibrant research program. BU also places high value on excellence in teaching. 

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. here. The College of Engineering includes diversity as one of five strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.     


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For full consideration, applicants should upload materials before December 1, 2016. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Further Info:
Faculty Actions Specialist
c/o Mechanical Engineering
Boston University
110 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

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