[robotics-worldwide] robotics faculty position at JHU

Gregory S Chirikjian gchirik1 at jhu.edu
Wed Oct 19 06:53:34 PDT 2011

The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. The successful applicant is expected to conduct fundamental research in the area of Robotics. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of robotics,
exceptional candidates in all related backgrounds will be considered. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• dynamics, navigation, and control of mobile, ambulatory, marine, and aerial robots
• human-robot collaborative systems
• mobility, including locomotion and mobile sensor networks
• automation and robotics (e.g. cell puncture, lab on a chip, automated microscopy)
• cyber-physical systems
• contemporary control systems theory and applications (e.g. hybrid systems, quantum control)
• sensing, multisensory control, neural systems, bio-inspired robotics, dynamics, and mechanics.
• novel materials, devices, and actuators (including their integration), and soft robotics
• robotics in biology or medicine

Opportunities for interactions across the University include the interdisciplinary Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, the Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, the Center for Imaging Science, the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and numerous departments such as Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Surgery, Radiology.

Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally qualified candidates at all ranks will be considered. The successful candidate must have a doctorate and is expected to establish a strong, independent, internationally recognized research program as well as contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate instruction.

In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted electronically (before December 15, 2011) as a single PDF document to: me-search at jhu.edu -- please use the subject line "Robotics Search". Electronic applications should include the following:

• a one page cover letter describing the principal expertise of the applicant and
        rationale for applying to the program
• a statement of teaching interests and experience
• a statement of research interests and experience
• a complete CV
• the names and contact information of four references, and
• reprints or preprints of two full-length publications (or manuscripts in preparation)

Questions can be addressed to Prof. Greg Chirikjian (gchirik1 at jhu.edu).

The Department is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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