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Assistant Professor
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2020
Title Assistant Professor
University Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 20, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 23, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics

PVL #227000
Assistant Professor: University of Wisconsin- Department of Mechanical Engineering

Position Summary:
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.

PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
Principal duties:
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 service.

Please see full position description, requirements, and application instructions in the official position vacancy listing: .

  • UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Faculty Recruiting Committee
    Mechanical Engineering
    Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
    1513 University Ave #2107
    Madison, WI 53706


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