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Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level
San Diego State University

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2018
Title Tenure-Track Faculty Position at the Assistant Professor Level
University San Diego State University
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2018
Position Start Date August 2019
  • San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of automation and control in manufacturing starting Fall 2019. Candidates with expertise in the use of AI and machine learning techniques in design and manufacturing, application of IoT in manufacturing, human/robot interaction in manufacturing environments, and robotics control and automation strategies for hybrid manufacturing are especially encouraged to apply. Mechanical Engineering is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University. It offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree program, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The department has internationally recognized programs in energy and thermofluids, material science and processing, bioengineering, mechanics, MEMS, NEMS, sensors, robotics, dynamic systems and control. It is anticipated that the candidate will develop synergies with areas of existing research strength and exploit emerging areas of research by developing a vigorous externally funded research program in the general area of automation and control in manufacturing. A demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries is essential. The department shares with the College of Engineering and the University a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate is expected to supervise teams of undergraduate as well as graduate students. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in core areas of mechanical engineering.

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Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering. Applications must be received by November 1, 2018 to receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. Candidates must apply via Interfolio at Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at

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Contact Information

  • Julia Smitherman
    Mechanical Engineering
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182
  • 6195946067


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