General Summary of Position:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking to hire full-time tenure-track faculty at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor; applications for Full Professor will also be considered for exceptional candidates. Applicants must have earned Doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines, and are required to have a record of quality teaching and scholarship. Successful applicants will collaborate with existing faculty members, teach classes to support the undergraduate and graduate programs, develop new courses, advise and recruit graduate students, and are expected to develop a robust, externally funded research program in the following area:
Robotics and Autonomous Systems: (a) perception, planning, and optimization; (b) soft robotics, compliant robotics, and manipulation; or (c) unmanned aerial and ground systems.
The vision of the UML Robotics Initiative is to create an integrated, connected, self-sustaining research and education enterprise directed towards human-centered robotics to address societal challenges. Faculty will have the opportunity to work with the NERVE Center, a 10,000 sq. ft. robot testing facility, as well as the newly designed 5,000 sq. ft. UMass Lowell Robotics lab.
UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities, and is strategically located 30 miles northwest of Boston in the northeast Massachusetts high-tech region. The department has over 900 undergraduate students and 190 graduate students. An optional co-op program is available to undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate engineering program is based on a design-build-test methodology and is ABET accredited. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must have earned Doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines, and are required to have a record of quality teaching and scholarship
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In cases of demonstrated outstanding research productivity and scholarship, an appointment with tenure may be considered.
Applications received by December 16, 2019 will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered for these positions. This posting will close after an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please submit a CV, cover letter and research statement. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.