Robotics Faculty Positions - The University of Texas at Austin
The Robotics Consortium at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. Outstanding candidates in all areas of Robotics will be considered.

Tenure-track positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant area at the time of employment. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, and to supervise students in research. The University is fully committed to building a diverse faculty and we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The current robotics faculty includes representatives from several departments who work to advance fundamental scientific and engineering knowledge, as well as on numerous applications including social, rehabilitation, vehicles, drilling, manufacturing, space, nuclear, and defense. Full details on our program are available at http://robotics.utexas.edu The group is scheduled to begin occupying space in a custom-renovated historic building at the center of campus starting in the autumn of 2019.

To be considered for a position, please apply to one of our open positions, please send your cover letter and CV to faculty_jobs_robotics@utlists.utexas.edu.

Complete applications that meet the corresponding deadline will be considered. Robotics applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for full consideration.

Emerging Areas in Mechanical Engineering Faculty
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding applicants for a tenured faculty position in any emerging area in mechanical engineering. Applicants are sought at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. General areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) robotics and controls, 2) large scale computation, 3) advanced sensors, 4) precision mechatronics, 5) mechanobiology, 6) flexible electronics, 7) machine learning applied to engineering systems, 8) soft matter and complex fluids, and 9) energy systems. Other emerging areas will be considered.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences related to the area and a record of high accomplishment with a clearly upward career trajectory. For senior hires, evidence of leadership in directing multi-investigator research programs is essential. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

Interested applicants should submit the following here: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, and 4) list of at least five references.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Emerging Areas. Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Further information about the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin may be found at www.me.utexas.edu. The successful candidates will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.

Materials Science and Engineering Faculty
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding applicants for tenured faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Materials Science and Engineering Area. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to energy materials, electronic materials, materials for additive manufacturing, structural materials, biomaterials, advanced materials characterization (in situ and ex situ), and computational materials science. The successful candidates will work closely with the Texas Materials Institute and the Materials Science and Engineering graduate program.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences related to Materials Science and Engineering and a record of accomplishment commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

Interested applicants should submit the following here: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, and 4) list of at least five references.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Materials Science and Engineering. Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2018 although the search will be held open until suitable candidates are identified. Further information about the Texas Materials Institute and the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin may be found at www.tmi.utexas.edu and www.me.utexas.edu, respectively. The successful candidates will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.

Manufacturing Systems Faculty
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding applicants for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the area of manufacturing systems with a particular interest in enabling innovative process technologies, or creating novel in-line measurement capabilities for enhancing manufacturing yields. Applicants are sought at the rank of Assistant Professor, but candidates with outstanding records of accomplishment will also be considered for the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Additive Manufacturing: Metals, multimaterial/multifunctional, and multi-scale additive manufacturing.
  • Nanoscale Manufacturing: Roll-to-roll, wafer-scale, hybrid integration of flexible and wafer-based, biology-assisted nanomanufacturing, and nanomanufacturing for healthcare.
  • In-line Metrology: High-speed, non-destructive metrology for additive and nanomanufacturing processes, process control, and yield enhancement technologies.

The department has a track record of creating technologies in additive manufacturing and nanoscale manufacturing that have been widely adopted in industry. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with centers that house outstanding research facilities including the NSF NASCENT Center (nascent.utexas.edu) in the area of nanomanufacturing, and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Center (sites.utexas.edu/amdc/) in the area of additive manufacturing.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Engineering or Natural Sciences prior to their start date. For senior hires, evidence of technical leadership and accomplishments commensurate with the rank are essential. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and serve the university and the profession.

Interested applicants should submit the following here: 1) a cover letter, 2) current vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) a list of five references. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should also provide a copy of their graduate academic transcript.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Manufacturing. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2018 although the search will be held open until suitable candidates are identified. Further information about the department may be found at me.utexas.edu. Successful candidates will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.

Engineering Design Faculty
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding applicants for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in engineering design. Applicants are sought at the rank of Assistant Professor, but candidates with outstanding records of accomplishment will also be considered for the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.  Applicants should demonstrate strong foundations in engineering design with research interests in one or more of the following areas: design methodology and innovation, data-driven design and design informatics, simulation-based design, sustainable design, design of complex systems, multi-scale design, multi-scale geometric modeling, and generative design.  Other closely related research areas will also be considered. 

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences prior to their start date, and a record of outstanding accomplishments with a clearly upward career trajectory. For senior hires, evidence of technical leadership and accomplishments commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and serve the university and profession.

Interested applicants should submit the following here: 1) a cover letter, 2) current vitae, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) a list of five references. For those applying at the Assistant Professor level, please also provide a copy of your graduate academic transcript.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Engineering Design. Evaluation of applications will begin October 1, 2018 although the search will be held open until suitable candidates are identified. Further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin may be found at me.utexas.edu. The successful candidates will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicants selected.

Nuclear and Radiation Faculty
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to computational radiation transport, nuclear science and engineering for non-proliferation and national security, nuclear analytical techniques for materials characterization, robotics for nuclear applications, nuclear fuel cycles, advanced nuclear reactor design, and medical and industrial applications of nuclear technology.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences related to Nuclear Science and Engineering and a record of accomplishment commensurate with rank. The successful candidates will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain a strong sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

Interested applicants should submit the following to here: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, and 4) list of at least five references.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – NRE Professor. Evaluation of applications will begin September 1, 2018 although the search will be held open until suitable candidates are identified. Further information about the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program, the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab and the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin may be found at http://nuclear.engr.utexas.edu and www.me.utexas.edu, respectively. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.A. The successful candidate must pass both a security sensitive background check as well as a Nuclear Regulatory Commission background check.

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer
The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer for possible temporary/non-tenure track, part-time positions to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Positions are part-time, contingent upon student enrollment and the availability of funding, and are not available every year. Assignments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Please apply for this position here.

All Applicants
Interested applicants should submit the following via the link under that position: a cover letter, current vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least five references. For those applying at the Assistant Professor level, please also provide a copy of your graduate academic transcript.

Candidates should address their submission to Faculty Search Committee – Area of Interest. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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