Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Manufacturing; Engineering Programs

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School  (TPS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of manufacturing engineering. 

The Polytechnic School, one of the six Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant manufacturing, robotics, and systems engineering research community (Learn more at We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Future of smart manufacturing, supply chains and logistics, particularly in the context of digital and additive manufacturing
  • Automation and/or security in manufacturing systems
  • Smart/cyber/physical systems in manufacturing
  • Machine Learning and AI applied to understanding and scaling manufacturing and associated material sciences


The Polytechnic School is also home to faculty advancing research in engineering education and human systems/factors, and has strong and growing ties to aerospace, defense, semiconductor, energy/utilities and other manufacturing sectors that are well represented in the region.


We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities. 

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2021.  Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the Polytechnic School is currently the most involved in the interest of this research.



Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in engineering, computer science or related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated research capability
  • Commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank


Desired qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching


Application Instructions


Application deadline is February 1, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.  To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion* (one page maximum)
  • Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Dhruv Bhate via email at


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment.  Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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