Professor of Mechatronics and Robotics

New York University Abu Dhabi

Mechanical Engineering Professor - Mechatronics and Robotics
Division Of Engineering
New York University Abu Dhabi

The Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for a faculty position in Mechanical Engineering in the broad areas of Mechatronics and Robotics. Space Robotics is of major interest. The available opening is at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Candidates with a strong record of interdisciplinary research in emerging areas are preferred, especially scholars who efficiently combine analytical, computational, and experimental approaches to address fundamental and applied topics. The Division emphasizes high-level academic research resulting in high-impact publications with tangible societal impacts, such as investigations that result in patents, prototypes, and private or public sector adoption.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.

NYUAD has state-of-the-art research facilities in a modern 15-acre campus on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The core research infrastructure is especially noteworthy, with extensive and exceptional range of instruments and capabilities (please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/facilities-and-support/core-technology-platforms.html), as well as high performance computing facilities (please visit https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/facilities-and-support/center-for-research-computing.html). Successful candidates will receive a generous startup package, as well as renewable research funding to hire research assistants and postdocs, and will also have access to internal funding.

It is also expected that the successful candidate will become Associated Faculty of NYU that allows research privileges and access to programs and facilities at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York.

About NYU Abu Dhabi
Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, over the last decade, NYUAD has assembled a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring and diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and provide an intellectually rich environment.

NYUAD students come from more than 126 countries, with no single nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our over 320 faculty members represent more than 45 nationalities and bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity (IDBE), which is fundamental to the University’s commitment to excellence. Visit our website for more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values are fundamental to our mission.

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school admissions, and other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the University; the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade as we develop new graduate programs.

Working for NYUAD
At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work; it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package. This starts with a generous relocation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services; and more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual-career families is a priority. Visit our website for more information on benefits for you and your dependents.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related disciplines and must have demonstrated an ability to develop and lead high-quality research and attract competitive external funding.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please submit the following items to: https://apply.interfolio.com/112346

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Name and email address of three references (Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter only if the candidate is shortlisted for further consideration)

The closing date for this position is November 15, 2022 or until the position is filled and review of applications will be on a rolling basis.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the Abu Dhabi and New York campuses in early Spring 2023. We anticipate that successful candidates can start the appointment and relocate to Abu Dhabi in the academic year 2023-2024, subject to final budget approval.

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

For questions about this position, please email nyuad.engineering@nyu.edu.

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NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, women, and UAE nationals. Multidisciplinary research and exceptional teaching in a highly diverse and inclusive campus community are hallmarks of the University’s mission.  

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