Assistant Professor in Mechatronics and Robotics

Yale University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science



The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University invites applications for a non-tenured, tenure-track faculty position for an anticipated start date of July 2021. Candidates should strengthen the department’s research activities in the field of mechatronics and robotics with a special focus on interfacing with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or mathematical modeling of mechanical systems. Subfields of interest include, e.g., medical robotics and devices, mechanisms and design, human-machine interaction and haptics, or dynamic systems and controls.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, and an outstanding record of research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions in the field. We expect the successful candidate to establish a dynamic research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research and training, and excel in regular graduate and undergraduate teaching of the mechanical engineering curriculum.

Application Instructions

Applicants should create a profile at and upload a statement of research plans, teaching plans (including a list of courses that they are qualified to teach), curriculum vitae, and up to three reprints of published work(s). Applicants should also arrange for three references to upload their letters of recommendation. For further information, contact Mary MacNicholl at The review of applications will begin on December 7, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled.