College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

MnDRIVE: Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy

MnDRIVE landing page - photo with text

We’re hiring, and we need the best! Join us and be a part of our new initiative to enhance Minnesota's strengths in robotics, sensors, and advanced manufacturing.

About MnDRIVE:

The University of Minnesota is launching a new initiative funded by the State of Minnesota called MnDRIVE (Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy) focused on advancing Minnesota’s economy and positioning the state as a leader in key industries. The four focus areas include:

  • Supporting robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing
  • Advancing discoveries and treatments for brain conditions
  • Advancing industry and securing our environment
  • Securing the global food supply

CSE cluster hiring in robotics, sensors and  manufacturing

While the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) will be involved in some way in all of these focus areas, it is leading the focus area in robotics, sensors and manufacturing. Existing strengths in local industry coupled with the University's tradition of excellence make Minnesota well positioned for this opportunity.

The college is conducting a coordinated search for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in support of this focus area. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in an area appropriate for the initiative. Successful candidates will be appointed as early as fall 2014.

Disciplinary areas of particular interest to this search include, but are not limited to:

  • Robotics and automation
  • Control and dynamical systems
  • Machine learning and intelligence
  • Image processing and computer vision
  • Neuroengineering
  • Materials, devices and systems for novel sensing and actuation
  • Digital manufacturing

Possible applications of research

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

These candidates must actively support the goals of the initiative in impacting the University's contributions to applications such as:

  • terrestrial and aerial robotics
  • industrial automation and manufacturing
  • surgical robotics and image-guided therapies
  • medical-assist and wearable robotic systems
  • environmental and agricultural robotics
  • cognition, human-machine and human augmentation systems

Long-term plans include a collaborative lab space for robotics and engagement of the next generation of experts that will produce more jobs in the state and grow a new high-tech industry cluster.

APPLY NOW for faculty positions in robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing!

Successful candidates will be appointed as early as fall 2014.

Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing Kick-off Event

Thursday, April 17, 2014
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Walter Library, 401/402
117 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis