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Professor (all ranks) in Control Theory and Applications
Arizona State University

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2019
Title Professor (all ranks) in Control Theory and Applications
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Engineering - Other

Professor (all ranks) in Control Theory and Applications

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in control theory and applications. The appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2020. Although appointments may be in any of the six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, an appointment is expected to be in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE).

Applicants may contribute to programs and leverage investments by the University in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others: a multidisciplinary team of faculty working on robotics and autonomous systems (; a new multidisciplinary Master's Degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (; the Global Security Initiative (; ASU LightWorks (; the School of Earth and Space Exploration (; and the BioDesign Institute (

The current opening is intended to broaden our expertise and expand collaborations. The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy includes faculty who conduct research in the areas of dynamics, controls, and robotics, with expertise in soft robotics, multi-robot systems, bio-inspired robotics, rehabilitation robotics, control of stochastic systems, system identification, robust control, nonlinear systems and control, infinite-dimensional systems and control, convex and non-convex optimization, control of and over networks, and machine learning.

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, foster and contribute to inclusive work environment, and undertake service activities.

Required qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering, or a field closely related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position by the time of appointment;
Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate's rank; and
Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate's rank

Desired qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaming

Application deadline is December 31, 2019. 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
Research Statement (3 pages maximum)
Teaching Statement (2 pages maximum)
Diversity Statement*
Contact information for three references

*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 diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Professor Daniel Rivera and Professor Spring Berman, via email at and

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. (See and

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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