[robotics-worldwide] Tenure Track Position in Robotics Engineering at WPI

Fischer, Gregory S. gfischer at WPI.EDU
Thu Oct 27 13:58:32 PDT 2011

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


Starting August 2012

Do you want the combination of a research university with an innovative educational institution?  Do you like engaging undergraduates together with graduates in long-term, open-ended projects? Would you enjoy doing interdisciplinary research, experiencing the interplay between technology and society, and helping students apply their technical skills in global settings?

If so, you should consider joining the faculty at WPI!

The Robotics Engineering Program seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level for the Fall of 2012.  Candidates should hold a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field, the potential for excellence in research and teaching, and hold promise for establishing an externally-supported research program.

Now in its 5th year, the Robotics Engineering program is a collaborative venture by the Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments.  We offer the Nation's first undergraduate degree in Robotics, as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and have rapidly growing research activities. We expect to maintain the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.

Please refer to our web site for more information: http://robotics.wpi.edu/
This posting can be found here: http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Majors/RBE/facultyhire/

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's oldest technological universities.  Today, WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 3,600 and 1,400 full- and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. programs.  WPI is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report.  Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's project centers.  The university is located in the heart of Massachusetts an hour away from Boston and Providence.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to robotics-recruit at wpi.edu<mailto:robotics-recruit at wpi.edu>.  Applications should be submitted per instructions below. Please include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.  Applications should be received by December 15, 2011.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions

People interested in applying for this position should do so at:

You will need to upload a cover letter, research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references. All documents must be submitted in pdf format.

Gregory Fischer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Robotics Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road, HL206
Worcester, MA 01609
Office Phone: (508)831-5261

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