[robotics-worldwide] Open Rank Faculty Position in Mobile Robotics at USF Polytechnic

Weitzenfeld, Alfredo (USF Polytechnic) aweitzenfeld at poly.usf.edu
Tue Feb 22 13:13:40 PST 2011

The Division of Information Technology at the College of Technology and Innovation at the University of South Florida Polytechnic invites applications for Open Rank Faculty Positions in different technological areas including Mobile Robotics starting Fall 2011. See position summary below.

For further details and online application go to: http://www.poly.usf.edu/careers/, follow link to “Browse Careers at USF Poly” and view position 00016648.


Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Information Technology
Position Number: 00016648
Department Number/Name: 8-3807-000 Information Technology
College/Division: Technology & Innovation
Location of Position/Campus: USF Polytechnic


The University of South Florida Polytechnic is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Information Technology. At the heart of Florida's High Tech Corridor, the University of South Florida is building the state's first and only polytechnic. The youngest campus of the University of South Florida System, USF Polytechnic has shattered fund-raising records and enjoyed dramatic support from public and private sectors. Located within 100 miles of 8.5 million people, USF Polytechnic's new campus, being designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, will transform our region and how people think, learn and live.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or master's level courses in Information Technology; conducting applied research and engaging in efforts to secure external funding; engaging with business incubators and accelerators; participating in programmatic, college and university committees/councils as appropriate; participating in the planning and implementation of new degree programs, minors and concentrations (tracks); mentoring and supervising students in applied and experiential learning and research; engaging in professional and community service.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Ph.D. from a regionally and ABET-accredited university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours in primary teaching area; qualified for appointment at assistant, associate professor or professor level according to USF Polytechnic standards; academic coursework and experience necessary for credentialing in primary teaching area; at least two years teaching experience in higher education; established record of published research and scholarly activities for consideration at the advanced Associate or Professor levels, or emerging published research or participation in research and scholarly activities with potential for publication for consideration at the Assistant level. Evidence of excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Academic degree from, or experience working at, a polytechnic university; demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary topics; knowledge and experience in the use of innovative teaching techniques and significant incorporation of instructional technology into classroom and online teaching; knowledge and experience in working with diverse populations of learners; knowledge and experience with applied and problem-based learning; experience in guiding students in applied research activities or projects; evidence of interdisciplinary pedagogy and research; evidence of grant development and/or management; knowledge and experience in capstone and internship experiences development and supervision.

Applied research and/or industry experience in one or more of the following: Databases; Linux and open-source technology; Computing pedagogy; Health care computing; Agile development; Mobile computing; Mobile robotics; RFID computing support; Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Energy or Entertainment industry technology applications.

Alfredo Weitzenfeld, PhD
Director Robotics Laboratory
University of South Florida Polytechnic
3433 Winter Lake Rd, LTB 2116
Lakeland, FL 33803

Tel (863) 667-7769
Fax (863) 667-7752
Email aweitzenfeld at poly.usf.edu
Web http://www.poly.usf.edu/People/WeitzenfeldAlfredo.html

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