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Thank you for your interest in joining the ME team. The department is looking to add talented faculty and staff who excel in a fast-paced environment.

As part of the University of California system, UC Riverside is an Equal/Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


FACULTY POSITION in Robotics (Open-Rank)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications as part of our ongoing efforts to build upon UCR’s current strengths in Control, Robotics, Autonomy, and Machine Intelligence, as well as foster innovative new cross-disciplinary initiatives, both within and outside of BCOE (e.g., with UCR’s School of Medicine, or the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences).

We invite applications across the broad area of Robotics, with particular emphasis on medical robotics, human-robot interaction, micro/soft-robotics, and distributed & autonomous systems. We are especially interested in applicants who will bring complementary expertise and create new synergies among the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or show exceptional promise for developing a vibrant, externally-funded research program, as well as a portfolio of high quality teaching in Controls & Robotics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A Ph.D. in ME or a closely related field is required at the time of employment. The successful candidate will receive primary appointment within ME; however, opportunity may exist for additional affiliations with other departments and programs at UCR, as appropriate. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted via the AP Recruit website ( Applications submitted by any other means will not be reviewed. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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