The department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in autonomous systems, robotics, and mechatronics areas at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will teach courses in the areas of mechatronics and robotic systems:
- robotic systems (kinematics, dynamics, and controls)
- mechatronics and bioinstrumentation
- autonomous intelligent vehicle
and have research interests in robotics and cyber physical systems, (for example: soft robotics, medical robotics, bioinspired robotics including sensing and actuation), and autonomous vehicle systems. Outstanding candidates with hands-on practices and research experience in robotic systems are invited to apply.
In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
Candidates should be able to teach the core content of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as possess the ability to develop and supervise hands-on projects for the senior design culminating experience. In line with CSUN’s instructional approach, candidates should develop proficiency with learning-centered and active learning strategies and demonstrate a commitment to implementation of these in the curriculum. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate pursuit of approaches which promote retention of students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The ability to develop and conduct an effective multidisciplinary research program in one of the research areas highlighted above should be evident. Candidates are expected to pursue external funding from the state, federal, and private entities, supervise student research at the undergraduate and graduate level, and publish in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with an ethnically diverse student population. Proficiency in both written and oral communication in English is
About California State University, Northridge, Mechanical Engineering Department
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