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Job ID: 122353

Arizona State University

Date Posted Apr. 22, 2019
University Arizona State University
Mesa, AZ, United States
Department Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Application Deadline June 3, 2019
Position Start Date August 16, 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Robotics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Lecturer (all ranks) in 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 lecturer (all ranks) position in robotics and autonomous systems. Appointments may be at the rank of Principal Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 16, 2019. This position is non-tenure track. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

The Polytechnic School, one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has an energetic engineering (electrical systems/robotics/manufacturing) research community. To advance this area, we will look for applicants who complement our ability to solve Grand Challenge Problems as part of a community of experts in robot design, development, analysis, and control. Particular areas of interest include: Teach core Undergraduate Robotics courses at ASU Poly, Teach core robotics courses as part of the MS in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at ASU Tempe and ASU Poly, Develop a leadership role creating on-line courses, Develop a leadership role in Universal Learning to create certificate courses and workforce development courses.

The School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning, will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, and valuing entrepreneurship. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned MS or PhD degree in engineering or computer science or a related field to robotics by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to teaching

Review of applications will begin June 3, 2019; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. 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 Teaching Interests and Philosophy (four pages maximum)
  • Contact Information for Three (3) References

Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Sugar;

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

  • Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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