Multiple Assistant Professor Positions, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - University of California Davis

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks candidates for two Assistant Professor positions: one in the area of Multi-Body & System Dynamics, and the other in Machine Design & Robotics. These are areas of broad applicability and traditional strength within MAE.

Multi-Body & System Dynamics: The Department has long-standing research strengths in multi-body & system dynamics, with applications to alternative powertrain and vehicle dynamics, manufacturing automation, biomechanics, space vehicle design, and autonomous/remotely-operated systems. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in dynamics, systems design and analysis, and controls as applied to one or more of these areas. The candidate is also expected to teach courses in his or her areas of expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses including dynamics and systems design and analysis. The new position is expected to extend and complement existing efforts in these areas.

Mechanical Design & Robotics: Mechanical design and robotics are core areas of research focus in the Department. These fields are concerned with the design and integration of mechanical components with power sources, sensors and actuators, and software to reliably accomplish complex tasks. Applications may include (but are not limited to) design of machines and equipment, novel manufacturing systems, field applications of robotics such as in automated highway maintenance, robotic vehicles and autonomous systems, use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and space applications of robotics. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in mechanical design and robotics as applied to one or more of these areas. The candidate is also expected to teach courses in his or her areas or expertise, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical design and robotics. The new position is expected to extend and complement existing efforts in these areas.