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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Manufacturing Systems and Networks
Arizona State University

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Manufacturing Systems and Networks
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Human Factors Engineering/Ergonomics
    Computer Science
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Manufacturing Systems & Networks
Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus (Mesa, AZ)

The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks (MSN), as part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks multiple qualified applicants for engineering tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all ranks with a focus in "Manufacturing Systems, Robotics, and Automation". The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, the newest Fulton Schools of Engineering, seek applicants who complement our ability to solve Grand Challenge Problems as part of a transdisciplinary community of experts in advancing novel manufacturing processes, robotics, and artificial intelligence in manufacturing. We are seeking applicants who can contribute to strengthening MSN's faculty expertise in emerging manufacturing industries such as Microelectronics, Semiconductor, Aerospace/Astrospace, Battery and Biomedical Manufacturing. Areas of research interest include three main focus areas:

Advanced Manufacturing Processes: Research areas of interest include:
o Nanomanufacturing for quantum computing
o Advanced microelectronic packaging and co-packaged silicon photonics
o Continuous processing of energy-relevant materials for battery, glass, water filtration, etc.
o Particulate processing including metals, ceramics, polymers, propellants, energetics and pharmaceuticals
o Hybrid manufacturing processes that may include microscale machining, multi-material additive manufacturing, laser-matter interactions, impact-based joining, advanced forming and welding, ceramic processing and others.
o Multi-physics and multi-scale modeling for complex materials and manufacturing processes.
o Sustainability in manufacturing, manufacturing for the circular economy, recycling, sorting and repurposing, design for disassembly and remanufacturing.

Cybermanufacturing Systems and Automation: Research areas of interest include:
o Digital Design & Manufacturing
o High-throughput and integrated process metrology
o Smart distributed sensors for factories
o Secure Manufacturing
o Robotic & autonomous manufacturing systems for biomanufacturing and space manufacturing
o Digital twin in automation, flexible and networked manufacturing

Robotics, AI, and Cyber-physical Systems: Research areas include but are not limited to
o Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality for hybrid human-robot integration
o Interaction Learning for human/robot collaboration
o Social robotics
o Robotics and manufacturing in the industrial metaverse
o Robot kinematics, dynamics and controls, soft robotics, swarm robotics
o Security in Robotic Operation in Manufacturing
o Digital twin applications in robotics, wearable robots, etc.

Connections to robotics, computer science, industrial engineering, human systems engineering, and materials science are strongly encouraged.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the university achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities.

This search is part of ASU's engagement with Arizona's New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing, and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience, and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world-class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and broaden student access to our programs; establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries and expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointments may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2023. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networksis currently the most involved in the interest of this research.


Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in engineering, computer science, or a related discipline by the time of appointment
Demonstrated research capability
Commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate's rank
Effective oral and written communication skills in English

Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
Demonstrated success in conducting research, including an established track record publishing in academic journals, presenting at conferences, invited talks, etc.
Demonstrated success, appropriate to the candidate's rank, in mentoring, training, supervising, and graduating students for both academic and industrial careers.
Demonstrated success, appropriate to the candidate's rank, in navigating the funding landscape, with prior success attracting and maintaining an autonomous research program
Commitment to working in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

Application Instructions

The application deadline is October 30, 2022. However, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
A statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
A statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
A statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity,Inclusion, and Belonging* (one-page maximum)
Contact information for three references

Applicants need to specify the two focus areas they are applying to; if applicants believe they are well aligned for multiple focus areas, a clear rationale must be included.

ASU Charter
*The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivating an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please get in touch with the search committee chair, Professor Sangram Redkar, via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under President Biden's recent executive order requiring all federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.COVID-19 Vaccination- Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, pleasevisit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's webpage.



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