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Professor (all ranks) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Arizona State University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2018
Title Professor (all ranks) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Department School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Application Deadline Reviewed bi-weekly until closed
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Science

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is hiring tenure-track/tenured faculty in robotics and autonomous systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to, artificial intelligence, controls and autonomy, human-machine interfaces, reconfigurable and soft robotics, micro/nanorobotics, humanoid robotics, legged robotics, and multi-robot systems. The originality and promise of each candidate’s work are higher priorities than the specific area of research.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and will leverage investments by the University in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others, the Global Security Initiative (, Lightworks (, the School of Earth and Space Exploration ( and the Biodesign Institute ( The current openings are intended to broaden our expertise and expand collaborations. ASU is home to a multidisciplinary team of faculty working on robotics and autonomous systems (, as well as a new multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems ( starting in January 2019. We seek applicants to complement and leverage existing strengths while extending the local expertise to areas not already covered.

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities within the university, in the professional community, and at the national level.

Appointments will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2019. The appointment will be in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and/or a field related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated evidence of research capability
  • Evidence of teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
    Desired qualifications:
  • Commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching

Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. Apply at: Candidates will be asked to submit the following documents through their Interfolio Dossier.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Research statement (maximum 3 pages, including a 300-word abstract at the beginning)
  • Contact information for three references

For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair Professor Panagiotis Artemiadis (

  • 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. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at and the Title IX statement at

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Contact Information

  • Panagiotis Artemiadis
    School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ


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