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Two Assistant Professor Positions in the areas of 1) Multibody & System Dynamics and 2) Machine Design & Robotics

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks candidates for two Assistant Professor positions: one in the area of Multi-Body & System Dynamics, and the other in Machine Design & Robotics. These are areas of broad applicability and traditional strength within MAE.

Multi-Body & System Dynamics: The Department has long-standing research strengths in multi-body & system dynamics, with applications to alternative powertrain and vehicle dynamics, manufacturing automation, biomechanics, space vehicle design, and autonomous/remotely-operated systems. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in dynamics, systems design and analysis, and controls as applied to one or more of these areas. The candidate is also expected to teach courses in his or her areas of expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses including dynamics and systems design and analysis. The new position is expected to extend and complement existing efforts in these areas.

Mechanical Design & Robotics: Mechanical design and robotics are core areas of research focus in the Department. These fields are concerned with the design and integration of mechanical components with power sources, sensors and actuators, and software to reliably accomplish complex tasks. Applications may include (but are not limited to) design of machines and equipment, novel manufacturing systems, field applications of robotics such as in automated highway maintenance, robotic vehicles and autonomous systems, use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and space applications of robotics. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in mechanical design and robotics as applied to one or more of these areas. The candidate is also expected to teach courses in his or her areas or expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical design and robotics. The new position is expected to extend and complement existing efforts in these areas.

UC Davis is a comprehensive university for innovation, transforming lives, and strengthening California’s global leadership. Through academic collaboration and strategic partnerships, UC Davis leads innovation at the intersection of the world’s most critical issues, including food, water, health, society, energy, and the environment. UC Davis was ranked #10 among all public universities by US News & World Report in 2019. Among all universities nationwide, UC Davis was ranked #30 in terms of total research & development expenditures by the National Science Foundation in 2017.

Davis is a pleasant, family-oriented community in a college-town setting with excellent public schools, a mild climate, and agricultural surroundings. The town is ideally located for many professional, cultural, and recreational activities. Davis is only 15 miles from California’s capital city of Sacramento and is within easy driving distance of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and the Pacific Coast areas.

To be considered, applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related field. Applicants must be able to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. Candidates whose research interests complement and extend existing research strengths are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based, online submission system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02703. Required materials include a CV, research and teaching statements, and names and contact information for at least three references. Inquiries should be directed to:

Professor Rida T. Farouki
Search Committee Chair
Multibody & System Dynamics – Machine Design & Robotics
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
mae-search@ucdavis.edu

The positions are open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2019.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer, is a NSF ADVANCE institution, and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. UC Davis welcomes all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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Job location

Davis, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://mae.ucdavis.edu

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)