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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Advanced Manufacturing Systems
University of Nevada, Reno


Date Posted Dec. 13, 2018
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Advanced Manufacturing Systems
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Computer Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Robotics
 
 

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for one Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty position in Robotics Mobility starting July 1, 2019. The new faculty member will help the CSE department expand their program in robotics into advanced manufacturing and advanced autonomy. Areas of highest interest include but are not limited to: motion planning and control for robotic systems, as well as on multi-robot collaboration, navigation of complex environments, manipulation and advanced perception and cognition. Applicants must demonstrate potential for developing robust externally funded research programs; and be committed to excellence in research and teaching. They will be expected to supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students and participate in service and outreach. We strongly encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. The availability of this position is contingent on funding.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for one Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty position in Cybersecurity starting July 1, 2019. Areas of highest interest include hardware security and data privacy challenges with particular focus on secure computing and intrusion detection for large manufacturing infrastructure (industrial control systems, factory/construction robotics) and small infrastructure (embedded sensing/IoT). Applicants must demonstrate potential for developing robust externally funded research programs; be committed to excellence in research and teaching; and participate in service and outreach. This new faculty will help the CSE department and the UNR Cybersecurity Center establish strong research and instructional programs in Cybersecurity, as well as supervise undergraduate and graduate students. We strongly encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. The availability of this position is contingent on funding.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for one Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty position in Robotics Learning starting July 1, 2019. The new faculty member will help the CSE department expand their program in robotics into advanced manufacturing. Areas of highest interest include but are not limited to: learning and adaptive control for manipulation, robust robot autonomy, and multi agent human-robot teams. Applicants must demonstrate potential for developing robust externally funded research programs; and be committed to excellence in research and teaching. They will be expected to supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students and participate in service and outreach. We strongly encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. The availability of this position is contingent on funding.

Advanced Manufacturing Research Initiative
The College of Engineering is pleased to announce eight openings for tenure-track faculty in advanced manufacturing across a variety of disciplines. These openings are part of a multidisciplinary, university-wide, multi-year commitment to establish the University of Nevada, Reno as an international leader in advanced manufacturing research. Advanced manufacturing has been a priority in the College of Engineering for the past several years, and the College plans to add up to 16 positions in advanced manufacturing over the next four years. The availability of these positions are contingent on available funding.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Computer Science or related field

Compensation Grade
Assistant Professor – II

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. Salary, benefits, as well as research and program startup packages will be highly competitive.

For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Contact Information for this position

Konstantinos Alexis, Search Chair for Robotics Mobility – kalexis@unr.edu
Shamik Sengupta, Search Chair for Cybersecurity – ssengupta@unr.edu
David Feil-Seifer, Search Chair for Robotics Learning – dave@cse.unr.edu

Department Information
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is dynamic and is rapidly expanding. Thirteen faculty positions were added in the last five years and more will be added in upcoming years. Our department currently has 23 faculty, 750 undergraduate students and more than a 100 graduate students (60 PhD). The Department has several faculty with NSF CAREER awards and several faculty who play lead roles on multiple statewide and national, multi-million dollar NSF awards. Apart from NSF, research in the department is also supported by DoD, DHS, DARPA and NASA, and by companies such as Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Ford, AT&T, Nokia and Honda. The department offers strong research and education programs in three clusters: (1) Cybersecurity and Network Systems; (2) Intelligent and Autonomous Systems; and (3) Data and Software Systems. The department’s average annual research expenditures exceeded $2.5M over the last three years. The department currently offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and engineering. The department also offers minors in cybersecurity, digital interactive games, big data, and unmanned autonomous systems as well as a graduate certificate in cybersecurity. We expect strong growth in research funding and student enrollments over the next several years. For more details, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/cse

Thanks to substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions, the College of Engineering is constructing a new engineering building, scheduled to open in 2020. The new building provides both additional space and modern facilities capable of supporting advanced engineering research. This building will allow the College to pursue its strategic vision, serve Nevada and the nation, and educate future generations of engineering professionals. Reno is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and its magnificent recreational opportunities, and 4 hours from San Francisco. The area has a population of 425,000, growing engineering, high-tech and arts communities, and a convenient international airport.


  • The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate in the hiring and advancement of employees on the basis of disability.

    The University is committed to compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    Section 202 of the Americans With Disabilities Act:
    "No Qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity."

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: "No otherwise qualified, handicapped individual in the United States shall solely by reason of handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

    The University is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment and advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In some cases, it may be necessary to request verification of disability from an appropriately credentialed health care professional in order to determine an appropriate accommodation. Some University positions may contain specific requirements which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in determining whether an otherwise qualified individual with a disability can perform the essential functions of the position. Employment requirements defined as essential functions of positions by the State, NSHE or the University or any related licensing or certification requirements are not regarded as discriminatory.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Dr. Eelke Folmer
    Computer Science and Engineering
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, NV
  •  
  • 775-784-7592
  • efolmer@unr.edu

 

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