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Professor (Open Rank), Robotics/Mechatronics

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado 80210
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for seven tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The Mile-High City (Denver) ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the 2016 Best Places to Live and ranked No. 2 in 2017. DU is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,700 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. RSECS moved in fall 2016 to its new $63M building that houses state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories as well as a modern innovation and maker-space floor. DU is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment. We value the importance of academic excellence as well as work/life balance.

Following our 2017-2022 strategic plan, we are centering our programs around experiential, project-based, diverse-team, and community-connected approaches with global goals: Develop and inspire healthy global citizens and create a smart, sustainable world. Research and teaching directed towards these global goals are built upon six cluster areas: 1. Robotics/Mechatronics, 2. Smart and sustainable cities, 3. Biomedical devices and technologies, 4. Cyber-physical systems and cybersecurity, 5. Artificial intelligence and data science, 6. STEM education.

This year we will add seven new faculty in the following strategic areas:

  • Robotics/Mechatronics
  • Smart and sustainable cities
  • Cyber-physical systems and cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence and data science

Position Summary

The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all levels in the area of Robotics/Mechatronics. However, exceptional candidates with a demonstrated international reputation will be considered at the Professor level. RSECS will fill two positions in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME). We are looking for exceptional candidates who are committed to developing or enhancing a research portfolio and funded research program, carrying out innovative teaching, and engaging with a vibrant and diverse collaborative community.

While applications in all areas of Robotics/Mechatronics will be considered, candidates with proven expertise in Social Robotics, Bio-robotics (human augmentation, surgical technologies), Autonomous Robotic Systems, Bio-inspired Robotics, Computer Vision and Mechatronics are encouraged to apply. The new positions will strengthen the Robotics / Mechatronics cluster. Current research activities in the cluster are focused on unmanned systems, social robotics, machine learning, biomechanics, controls and sensor systems with support from industry, NSF and NIH. The Ritchie School offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in CpE, EE, and ME, and an industry-focused MS program in mechatronic systems.

We are actively searching for candidates with established research programs or demonstrated potential related to the cluster area. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in an engineering discipline, preferably in electrical, computer, mechanical, or materials engineering, and an outstanding research and teaching record consistent with the rank. Rank will be determined at time of hire commensurate with background and experience. Successful candidates will be tenured or tenure-track in the ECE or MME departments with the possibility of joint appointments in other departments. The positions feature competitive start-up packages.

Application Deadline

Application review will begin on December 1, 2018, early submissions are advised. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover Letter outlining information about how you will advance our inclusive excellence commitment through your research, teaching, and service
  2. Current CV
  3. Research Statement, including, as appropriate, funding, multidisciplinary collaborations, and/or plans
  4. Teaching Statement including record and/or plans for inclusive excellence
  5. List of 3-5 individuals who can serve as professional references

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Requirements

Assistant Professor

Required:

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, preferably in electrical, computer, mechanical or materials engineering.
  • Evidence indicating potential for high-quality high-impact research.
  • Evidence indicating potential for high-quality teaching.
  • Inclusive mindset.
  • Commitment to high-quality professional service.

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset.
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good.
  • Post-doctoral experience.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Associate Professor

Required:

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, preferably in electrical, computer, mechanical or materials engineering.
  • Six years of increasing academic responsibility, but persons demonstrating unusually high academic promise may have gained equivalent experience in a shorter time.
  • Evidence of high-quality, high-impact research.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Evidence of high-quality student mentoring.
  • Inclusive mindset.
  • Evidence of high-quality professional service.

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset.
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Strong funding record.

Professor

Required:

  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, preferably in electrical, computer, mechanical or materials engineering.
  • Eleven to fifteen years of increasing academic responsibility, but persons demonstrating unusually high academic promise may have gained equivalent experience in a shorter time.
  • Evidence of high-quality, internationally recognized high-impact research.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Evidence of high-quality student mentoring.
  • Inclusive mindset.
  • Evidence of high-quality professional service.

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset.
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Strong funding record.

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Posted: 2018-10-04 Expires: 2018-11-03

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