[robotics-worldwide] Tenure-track robotics position at USC Computer Science

Gaurav S. Sukhatme gaurav at usc.edu
Fri Dec 2 12:55:49 PST 2011

The University of Southern California's Computer Science department
is hiring in robotics. Details are appended, and available online at


Gaurav S. Sukhatme
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Editor-in-Chief, Autonomous Robots


CS Tenure Track Faculty Positions
USC Viterbi School of Engineering - Computer Science

The Computer Science Department of the USC Viterbi School of
Engineering seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members this year.
While we are interested in exceptional candidates in all areas of
computer science, our priorities are as follows:

- One junior faculty position in robotics and related fields, with
priority given to candidates who act as a bridge between robotics and
related fields such as graphics, animation, perception, machine
learning, games, optimization/planning, and natural language

- One senior (associate or full) faculty position in cybersecurity and
related fields, with special emphasis on a broad engagement in all
areas that affect security, including risk assessment, privacy, social
and ethical concerns and covering emerging application areas such as
cyberphysical and cybersocial systems.

Applicants should submit their applications online at:

Applications must include a letter indicating the area of
specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement on current
and future research directions, and names of at least three
professional references. Evaluation of all dossiers will start in
early December 2011, but later applications will also be considered.

We are also interested in exceptionally accomplished candidates who
can be transformational faculty members both in computer science and
interdisciplinary computing. Such candidates should contact the
Department Chair, at cschair at usc.edu. Outstanding senior applicants
who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose
past activities document a commitment to issues involving the
advancement of women in science and engineering may be also considered
for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the
Women in Science and Engineering Program endowment.

We expect all candidates to have a strong commitment both to research
and to teaching. All applicants must have earned a doctorate in
computer science or a closely related field by the date of

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier
engineering schools in the world. It counts 170 full-time,
tenure-track faculty members, and it is home to the Information
Sciences Institute, two National Science Foundation Engineering
Research Centers, a Department of Energy EFRC (Energy Frontiers
Research Center), and the Department of Homeland Security’s first
University Center of Excellence, CREATE. The school is affiliated with
the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute
for Creative Technologies, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation
and the USC Energy Institute. Research expenditures typically exceed
$160 million annually.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is
located in the heart of downtown LA and is the largest private
employer in the City of Los Angeles.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in
employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic
groups, are encouraged to apply.

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