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Please apply through  Applicants will submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of four references.

The position will be open until filled, but full consideration will be given to applications received by Feburary 28, 2017.

Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of applied controls. The department is primarily interested in applicants at the assistant professor rank, although individuals at senior ranks with exceptional credentials may also be considered.  The anticipated start date for the position is September, 2017.


The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in controls and related areas and to establish a strong, externally funded research program.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have an earned PhD degree in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) with a strong emphasis on controls and dynamic systems. Candidates in the areas of nonlinear control, optimal control, adaptive control, predictive control, and estimation theory, and with experience in control applications in the fields of automotive systems, robotics, and sensing and power conversion will be well suited to apply for this position. Experience in mechatronics, instrumentation, and measurement systems will be a plus.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  We expect interviews to begin in March, 2017.  Anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2017. 


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.