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Professor of Empire Innovation

Buffalo, New York ~ February 03, 2020

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for a faculty position as Associate Professor or Full Professor to be known as Professor of Empire Innovation. Selected candidates will receive support through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP) which recognizes high caliber faculty with proven track record of externally funded research.
We invite prominent leaders in several foundational areas in artificial intelligence and robotic systems, including machine learning, autonomous systems, smart transportation, human-robot collaboration and smart manufacturing.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, advise students at all levels and maintain an active research program. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of student and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, minors in Robotics and Manufacturing, a BS/MBA, a MS in Robotics, as well as MS and PhD programs in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The department has over 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 8 teaching faculty, and approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors, 200 masters students, and 100 PhD students. Our faculty members are actively involved in cutting-edge research and successful interdisciplinary programs and centers devoted to bioengineering; computational and applied mechanics; design and manufacturing; dynamics, controls, and mechatronics; fluid and thermal sciences; and advanced materials.
The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments. Recently established institutes such as Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) and Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW), as well the Center for Multisource Information Fusion (CMIF), the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL), and DoD’s UTC Tier 1 Center on Transportation Informatics provide many opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaboration across the university.
Buffalo, ranked #1 in Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Friendliest Cities in America, is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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