Job ID: 149952

Professor (all ranks) in Convergent Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

Arizona State University

  • Nov. 19, 2020
  • Professor (all ranks) in Convergent Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
  • Open until filled
  • August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Computer Engineering

Professor (all ranks) in Convergent Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in robotics, autonomous systems, controls, and/or materials design and discovery. Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2021. Although appointments may be in any of Fulton Engineering's six schools, an appointment is expected in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

We seek applicants who are well-versed in the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations of AI and have interest and experience in applying AI to problems of modeling, design, control, and optimization of engineered physical systems. Specific areas of expertise and interest include, but are not limited to, AI-assisted material science, including predictive material modeling and structure property mapping, discovery and optimization of new materials, and 4D materials; and AI-assisted robotics, controls, and autonomous systems, including soft robotics, multi-robot systems, bio-inspired robotics, rehabilitation robotics, control of and over networks, data-driven control, and nonlinear systems and control.

Applicants will ideally contribute to our programs and leverage investments by the university in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others, a multidisciplinary team of faculty working on robotics and autonomous systems (; a new multidisciplinary Master's Degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (; the Global Security Initiative (; ASU LightWorks (; the School of Earth and Space Exploration (; the Center for Materials of the Universe (, and the BioDesign Institute (

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, foster and contribute to inclusive work environment, and undertake service activities.

Required qualifications:
Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent in a science or engineering field related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position by the time of appointment;
Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate's rank; and
Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate's rank

Desired qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, trans-disciplinary approach to research and teaming
Experience in applying AI to problems of modeling, design, control, and optimization of engineered physical systems

Application deadline is January 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Diversity Statement*
Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Professor Spring Berman and Professor Yang Jiao, via email at and

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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