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.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is especially seeking applicants who (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Candidates who meet two or more of these criterion will be given special consideration. Please indicate clearly in your application materials how you meet them.
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The city of San Diego enjoys a mild climate year-round and is a family-friendly urban environment. The metropolitan area is the hub of several leading industries, including major energy companies, aerospace companies and biotech companies, and it offers extensive opportunities for developing industrial research partnerships.
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 https://apply.interfolio.com/52501. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at ACMsearch@engineering.sdsu.edu.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.