• 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.

  • Fair lights below a pale bell tower in the moonlight.

    Ann Arbor: Festive

    More than 30 festivals every year, including the iconic Art Fair.

  • A man stands at one end of a reflecting pool, his fishing pole arcing toward fountains in the background.

    Ann Arbor: Unconventional

    Creative thinking isn't constrained to the lab.

  • 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.


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. 

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 November 11, 2018.

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.

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering  component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity .

Questions: Please contact Denise Edmund with subject “Robotics Hiring”