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Robotics Engineering- Assistant/Associate Professor
Widener University

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2019
Title Robotics Engineering- Assistant/Associate Professor
University Widener University
Chester, PA, United States
Department Robotics Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

Position Summary:

Widener University School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the robotics engineering department. Widener University is leading the region with a new robotics engineering major and is among a few pioneering institutions offering this exciting opportunity nationwide. Responsibilities include teaching and developing courses (including laboratory and design courses) for the robotics engineering undergraduate and graduate curricula, research and service. The successful candidate is expected to publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed technical journals, and develop and sustain an externally funded research program.

Job Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in robotics engineering or a closely-related field with research or industrial experience in robotics; Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the application of robotics including, but not limited to, advanced manufacturing, process automation, autonomous systems, collaborative and adaptive robots; Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in robotics engineering, and in one or more of the following areas: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate engineering education; Demonstrated ability or potential for scholarly work of high caliber and for securing extramural funding within their areas of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to advise/mentor students and to work collegially in support of the continuing growth of the new robotics engineering major and the School of Engineering; Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:
Complete application packets must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references with a brief description of their professional relationship with the applicant. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at…

The School of Engineering is located on the main campus in Chester, PA, and consists of six Departments of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotics Engineering with over 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Engineering has been expanding its academic programs and is experiencing a steady growth in enrollment. For further information about the School of Engineering, please visit our website at

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener’s main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about the University, please visit our website at

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Contact Information

  • Ms. Susan Zayas
    Robotics Engineering
    Widener University
    One University Place
    Chester, PA 19013
  • 610-499-4608
  • 610-499-4059


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