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Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Date Posted Sep. 5, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department Robotics Engineering Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Worcester, MA
    United States
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
 
 


Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: Robotics Engineering Program

Position Status:

Basic Function:

The WPI Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program (http://www.wpi.edu/+RBE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics, or a closely related field. We are looking for faculty who would synergize with our current researchers in the fields of medical robotics, planning, controls, manipulation, autonomous vehicles, multi-agent systems, soft and bioinspired robots, haptics, human-machine interaction, and human augmentation and collaboration.
We especially encourage applicants with an expertise in autonomous vehicles (water/ground/air/space/etc.), including, but not limited to, autonomous navigation, multi-modal perception, learning, and connected vehicle technologies.
We are looking for individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. WPI expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching, and service.
WPI RBE, an ABET-accredited program, counts approximately 350 undergraduate and 170 graduate students and offers robotics engineering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. In 2016 the program was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for its truly interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that integrates Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The 18 core and 20+ affiliated robotics faculty members have research support from NSF, NIH, AFRL, ONR, NASA, DARPA, and industry funding. Our robotics laboratories include numerous and diverse robotic platforms. In addition to existing robotics facilities, faculty will have access to PracticePoint, a soon-to-be completed healthcare robotics R&D facility that is designed to promote collaboration between faculty, the medical robotics and cyber-physical systems industry, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and physicians. We expect you to contribute to the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.
WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for faculty who best combine research and teaching (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts. The second largest city in New England, Worcester is a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Responsibilities:

  • To actively engage in teaching robotics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program.


Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics, or a closely related field. We are looking for faculty who would synergize with our current researchers in the fields of medical robotics, planning, controls, manipulation, autonomous vehicles, multi-agent systems, soft and bioinspired robots, haptics, human-machine interaction, and human augmentation and collaboration.


Posting Date: 08/30/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background Check Statement:

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Professor_R0000040-1

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