The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track (annual) Assistant Professor position.
The Oregon State University Robotics Program in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a research interest in soft robotics. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Additive manufacturing: 3D printing of soft machines, multi-material fabrication processes, smart materials, etc.
Novel sensors and actuators: Soft tactile sensors, artificial muscles, variable stiffness actuators, etc.
Locomotion: Snake robots, swimming robots, etc.
Manipulation: Soft robotic hands, dexterous manipulation, etc.
Modeling and control: Modeling soft structures, data-driven methods (e.g., machine learning), feedback control of soft devices, etc.
Wearable devices: Assistive devices, prosthetics, performance augmentation, bio-mechanics, etc.
The Oregon State College of Engineering has committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity groups. Further, we seek to broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical or computer engineering, computer science, material science, or other relevant discipline in the engineering or mathematical sciences by the start date of employment.
Demonstrated record of scholarship.
Demonstrated potential for or track record of securing externally competitive research funding.
Demonstrated skills or potential to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, or equivalent.
Ability to communicate robotics concepts to a technical and general audience.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and a socially just culture.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Education, Training and Skills
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