Job no: 227000-FA
Engineering, Instructional, Research,
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison seeks candidates whose research interests include
controls, robotics, autonomous systems, and dynamic systems. The
department is especially interested in candidates whose research is
focused on design, analysis and control of autonomous dynamic
systems for mobility and manipulation, and application of these
systems to critical societal challenges. Areas of particular
interest include (1) mobility in autonomous robots and vehicles in
varied environments; (2) manipulation in complex tasks; and (3)
artificial intelligence-related approaches applied to the control
of dynamic systems.
Candidates who transcend the traditional boundaries of Mechanical
Engineering to bring into the research effort insights from
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines in
order to address high impact societal problems related to areas
described above are especially encouraged to apply.
The UW-Madison College of Engineering strives to foster a
respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
Candidates with specific goals and plans that advance this mission
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses;
mentoring graduate students and supervising their research;
developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research
program; participating in departmental and university faculty
governance; and contributing to professional and public
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, with
demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates must possess a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a
closely related field, or equivalent academic credentials.
Applications beyond the deadline may be processed until the
position is filled. The department is strongly committed to having
a diverse faculty and student body. Women and under-represented
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
A196200-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGR
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 23, 2021
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "." Upload a
SINGLE PDF document containing a cover letter and detailed
curriculum vitae (CV). The CV should include a complete list of
publications, as well as research and teaching statements
describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the
solicitation described above. Submitted materials should include
candidate's previous activities or plans in the areas of diversity,
equity and inclusion in relevant sections of the application.
Applicants should also provide names and contact information for
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to
The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2020;
however, the position will remain open and applications may be
considered until these positions are filled.
ME Search Committee
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