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Assistant Professor (Mechanics: Autonomous Vehicles and Robotic Systems)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Date Posted:
October 28, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 15, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications/experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The University of Hawai'i is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. For more information on college research themes, please visit our college web site at The department has active research programs in robotics, underwater vehicles, ocean and space science and exploration, control systems, dynamical systems, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, renewable energy systems & sustainability, nanotechnology, corrosion, combustion, boiling and two-phase flow, multidisciplinary design and analysis optimization, and high-performance computing. This faculty can potentially work with UHM School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and Institute for Astronomy (IFA) and also contribute to the UH-iLab, Makers, VIP, and Entrepreneurship programs of the College. This faculty can also contribute to the following COE Research Clusters: Autonomous Systems (e.g., UAS, AUV, etc.) and Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability, and Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Technology.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in Mechanics, Robotics, and Engineering Design. Develop externally funded research program in the area of Autonomous Vehicles and Robotic Systems that results in publications in leading scholarly journals; present research work in leading scholarly conferences; supervise graduate students; teach via various distance delivery modes as required; and serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned Ph.D. (All-But-Dissertation, ABD, cases will be considered) in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate should have background and experience in Mechanics as well as System Integration, Operation, and Applications of Advanced Autonomous Vehicles and Robotic Systems (including design, analysis, fabrication, system integration, testing, operation, and applications of such systems). Candidates must also show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To Apply:
Only electronic applications are accepted. Applicants should follow the instructions at for submission instructions (The applicants should submit a cover letter specifying the position and the research area; a statement on their research interests, activities, and plans; a statement on their teaching philosophy, interests, and plan; a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; copies of up to 4 relevant publications; and the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 4 references). For more information on the Department, please visit our website at
  1. Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad; 808-956-7560;

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