[robotics-worldwide] Regarding Open Faculty Position at University of South Florida

Karan Khokar karankhokar at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 24 21:54:05 PST 2008


   This is a request to post the following advertisement of an Open Faculty Position at Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida on the Robotics World-wide List serve.

Thank you,

Karan Khokar.
M.S. student & Research Assistant,
Rehabilitation Robotics Lab,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of South Florida,
Tampa, Florida, USA.


Assistant Professor 

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida
invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
level starting August 2009.  The position
requires an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related
field. The candidate is expected to collaborate in the interdisciplinary
research thrust areas in robotics and biomechanics. The University has a Center
for Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology with research emphasis on
Rehabilitation Robotics, Prosthetics & Orthotics, and Assistive
Technologies. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong externally
funded research program and demonstrate commitment to both undergraduate and
graduate teaching.  The Department
strongly encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities.


The University of South Florida is among the nation's top 63 public
research universities, one of 39 community engaged public universities as
designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and
placed among the nation’s top 20 "up and coming universities" in the
2009 U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings. USF is one of
Florida's top
three research universities. The University was awarded $366 million in
research contracts and grants last year. The university offers 219 degree
programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels,
including the MD degree. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual
economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 45,000 students on
campuses in Tampa, St.
 Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East
Athletic Conference.


The Department has 13 faculty
members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.
There are approximately 90 undergraduate, 130 masters and 30 doctoral
students.  The Department has strong collaborations
with all departments in the College
 of Engineering, the
Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and College of Arts &
Sciences. The Department also has strong ties
with various centers and institutes such as the Center for Rehabilitation
Engineering & Technology, Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
Research Center,
H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center and Research Institute, and Clean Energy
 Research Center
 etc. Further information
about the Department can be found at http://me.eng.usf.edu.  


submit by mail: 1) a signed letter of application, 2) detailed resume, 3) a one
page statement of teaching interests, 3) a one to two page research plans, 4)
reprints of at least three publications, and 5)  a list of four references to:

Professor Ashok

Faculty Search Committee

of Mechanical Engineering

4202 E. Fowler Ave,
ENB 118

University of South

 FL 33620-5350

Reviews of applications will
begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to complete applications
received by November 21, 2008.  Applications
will considered until the position is filled. The State of Florida has a Public Meetings Law and a
Public Records Law; all university searches are conducted under the terms
thereof. Applicants who need disability accommodations to participate in the
selection process should notify Brett Annette, EOL
Coordinator at (813) 974-7736 or TDD (813) 974-2218
at least seven working days in advance of need. 


USF is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.


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