Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Mechanical Engineering - Controls University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Mechanical Engineering United States

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Mechanical Engineering - Controls

  • College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering




Open date: October 25th, 2017
Next review date: December 15th, 2017

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 1st, 2018

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018, or later. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in the area of dynamics and control, preferably with applications that include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas: robotics and active soft materials, next generation and collaborative manufacturing, synthetic biology, and micro/nanoscale devices (including microactuators, micromanipulators, microrobots).


Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the time of employment. A demonstrated record of excellence in research and proven ability as, or potential to develop into, an outstanding teacher are desired. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, contribute to Mechanical Engineering curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the Department and the College of Engineering.


Applications must be submitted electronically, and should include:


• Cover letter (limited to two pages) including (1) most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student, (2) most significant scientific accomplishment in your postgraduate career (if applicable), (3) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution, and (4) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited to achieve those goals.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.
• Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


Applications received by Friday December 15th, 2017, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about our department, visit: and to apply, visit:


The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Santa Barbara, CA





  • Cover Letter - Limited to two pages, please refer to advertisement for items that need to be included in your letter.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research - A summary of your current research achievements and vision for upcoming research. Include both current aims and findings, and future goals.

  • Statement of Teaching - A summary of your teaching beliefs and practices. This can include your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, as well as examples of the ways in which you would enact these beliefs in the classroom.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

  • Publications - Example publications; bundled together, maximum 10MB (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Maximum 10MB (Optional)



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