[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position in Robotics Engineering - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michael A. Gennert michaelg at sequoia.wpi.edu
Mon Nov 26 05:08:01 PST 2007

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Robotics Engineering Program
Tenure Track Faculty position starting August 2008

Do you want the combination of a research university with an innovative educational institution?  Do you like engaging undergraduates together with graduates in long-term, open-ended projects? Would you enjoy doing interdisciplinary research, experiencing the interplay between technology and society, and helping students apply their technical skills in global settings? Would you like to help lead a new program in Robotics?

If so, you should consider joining the faculty at WPI!

The Robotics Engineering Program, a collaborative venture by the Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments, holds a unique position as the only undergraduate Robotics B.S. degree program in the U.S.  Started in Fall 2007, the Program comprises over 20 associated faculty and staff.  To support the program's growth, we are looking for a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level for the Fall of 2008 in any of the contributing departments.  Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field and the potential for excellence in research and teaching.  We expect to maintain the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.  Faculty research is funded by federal agencies (such as NSF, NIH, NSA, ONR, and DARPA) and industrial collaborators.

Please refer to our web site at http://robotics.wpi.edu/ for more information.

WPI is an elite national university with an enrollment of 3,800, including 1000 graduate students. It has a core focus on engineering, science and the management of technology, and grants degrees in more than 30 disciplines. WPI's acclaimed and long-standing project-based undergraduate curriculum is singled out by professional societies as a model program. That curriculum, combined with a significant graduate program, offers faculty a unique balance between research and teaching.

WPI is in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in Massachusetts and the third largest in New England.  It is approximately one hour from both Boston and Providence; cultural and recreational resources abound in the region.  The UMass Medical Center and large number of technology companies, colleges, and universities in the immediate area make the location ideal for dual career families.

Applications and questions should be sent to robotics-recruit at wpi.edu.  Applications should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and the names and addresses of at least three references.  For full consideration, applications should be received by 01/31/2008.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

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