[robotics-worldwide] Faculty Position Openning

장평훈 phchang at dgist.ac.kr
Sun May 22 22:24:38 PDT 2011

Dear sir,

I understand that faculty position openings have always been a keen
interest of professionals in robotics community, I would like to post the
following announcement on the faculty position available at our department.
If there is anything of your concern regarding this, would you please let
me know so that I may adjust or comply accordingly?


Thank you for this wonderful place of sharing opportunities.

Best regards,

Pyung H. Chang

Head of Robotics Engineering Department, 



Faculty Position at Department of Robotics Engineering 

The Department of Robotics Engineering at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of
Science & Technology (DGIST) is seeking outstanding candidates for multiple
tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks. Like KAIST, DGIST is a
research oriented university fully funded by the government. Differently
from KAIST, though, it is newly founded and has four of very closely-knit
departments (Robotics, Brain Science, Information Technology, and Green
Energy) intended for full-scale interdisciplinary research works. 


Research in these areas involves strong collaboration with teams of
electrical, mechanical and software engineers as well as medical doctors
and brain scientists. Therefore, the candidates have a strong opportunity
to have research experiences in a truly interdisciplinary environment. On
the same token, the applicants should have demonstrated potential for
excellence in teaching and establishing a vigorous research program. The
applicants must also have open-minded interpersonal skills for working
together in cooperative manner with their colleagues within the department
in carrying out teaching and research. Successful candidates are expected
to have a strong record of research and publication in fundamentals of
robotics and/or in medical robotics application areas as the following:


● Rehabilitation and Life Support Robot: Rehabilitation robots that help
recover or assist the motor/cognitive functions of the handicapped and
impaired persons. Life support robots such as welfare assistant and home
robots that improve the quality of life of the beneficiary.

● Surgical Robot: Advanced robotic technologies that provide advanced eye
and hands for surgeons to assist more accurate and safe surgery through the
image-guided minimally invasive surgery. Surgical simulation based on
virtual and augmented reality technology helps surgeons practice surgical
skills preoperatively.

● Robot Design & Service Robot: Robot design and optimization for medical
and other advanced robotic applications based on advanced robot mechanism,
sensors, actuators, control, machine vision, motion planning, navigation,
etc., and innovative service robots to improve the quality of human life.


● Bio Micro-Nano Robotics/BMI: Exploration, diagnosis and drug delivery
for targeted areas; treatment of the brain and human body through the use
of micro/nano robots and artificial sensing systems/control of robots,
artificial prosthesis and external devices using BMI.


Salary, incentives and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedure: Applicants need to submit their application package
in electronic form (PDF) with a curriculum vitae, list of three references,
publication list, and statement of teaching and research interest to Prof.
Pyung H. Chang phchang at dgist.ac.kr. 


(Home pages of the Department and of  respective laboratory are under
construction. Although preliminary, it is available at
www.robot.dgist.ac.kr in Korean; an English version will be ready soon. If
you are interested in the level of research being carried out in our
department, please may visit http://logos.dgist.ac.kr., which is also being
updated and translated in English)


Best regards,

Pyung Chang, Ph. D.

Head and Professor

Department of Robotics Engineering

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) Daegu, KOREA

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