• Carrots in magenta, yellow, white, purple and classic orange

    Ann Arbor: Fresh

    The town is flush with local produce throughout the summer and autumn, with farmer's markets on campus as well as in the Kerrytown district.

  • A snowball fight by night

    Ann Arbor: Hardy

    Snow doesn't stop us.

  • Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair front door

    Ann Arbor: Quirky

    Ann Arbor's robot repair shop serves as a front for free writing tutors, helping students aged 6 to 18.

  • Two joyful drummers against a blue sky, Michigan Theater in the background.

    Ann Arbor: Culturally Diverse

    Groups celebrate traditions from around the world, artistic and otherwise.


The Regents of the University of Michigan have approved the construction of a $75M new building to house the robotics center, with state of the art laboratories, teaching facilities, offices and collaboration space that integrates undergraduate teams into the fabric of daily academic life. We are already running a highly rated graduate program in robotics. We have a strong faculty and expect to add significantly to it over the coming three years.

Michigan Robotics, in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for junior or senior faculty positions. Successful candidates will have a relevant doctorate or equivalent experience and an outstanding record of achievement and impactful research in academics, industry and/or at national laboratories. They will have a strong record or commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, to providing service to the university and profession and to broadening the intellectual diversity of the College.

Michigan Robotics seeks candidates across all research areas relevant to robotics. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in active perception, robot prototyping and soft robotics are particularly highly sought.

Application Process

Tenure lines associated with the open positions reside with the departments in the College of Engineering. Applications are processed through the individual departments, the links to some of which are given below. Candidates are welcome to apply to more than one department if the preponderance of their skills is not easily identifiable with a single department.

Applications will be considered as they are received. However, for full consideration, applications must be received by December 5, 2016.

The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer with an Active Dual-Career Assistance Program. The College of Engineering is especially interested in candidates who contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Questions: Please contact Judi Jones with subject “Robotics Hiring”