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

Gaurav S. Sukhatme gaurav at usc.edu
Wed Nov 21 13:51:33 PST 2012

Please see below for a faculty search in robotics within the USC
Computer Science department.

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

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 Autonomous Systems. For this
position, we seek candidates who are specialists in one or more areas of
robotics including, but not limited to, human-robot interaction, robot
learning, perception for robotics, robot motion planning, and multi-robot
systems. Candidates specializing in computer vision, multi-agent systems
and virtual humans are also of interest.

·       One junior faculty position in Computing at Scale. For this
position we seek candidates who are specialists in one or both of the
following two areas: 1. security (including, but not limited to, risk
assessment, privacy, social and ethical concerns and emerging application
areas such as cyberphysical and cybersocial systems), and 2. big data
(including, but not limited to, modeling, prediction techniques, and
statistical algorithms).

The search in Autonomous Systems is part of a Viterbi School of Engineering
hiring initiative involving multiple departments. We welcome synergies
between the successful applicants in multiple departments (Aerospace &
Mechanical Engineering, and Civil & Environmental Engineering are also
involved) and value a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines.

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, a teaching statement, and names of at least three professional
references.  Evaluation of dossiers will start on December 20, 2012, 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 appointment.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering
schools in the world. It counts 174 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 and the USC Stevens Institute for
Innovation.  Research expenditures typically exceed $180 million annually.
With 33 tenure-track and 42 research faculty, the Department of Computer
Science is one of the nation’s leading centers of research and education in
the field.

*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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