[robotics-worldwide] job opening: Asst Director, Robotics MS Program at Northwestern University

Todd Murphey t-murphey at northwestern.edu
Wed Aug 14 09:20:00 PDT 2013

Job opening:  Asst Director, Robotics MS Program at Northwestern University

Assistant Director, Robotics MS Program at Northwestern University

The MS Program in Robotics at Northwestern University invites
applications for the position of Assistant Director.  The Assistant
Director position is a non-tenure-track faculty position.  The
Assistant Director works under the general guidance of the Director,
and with the assistance of a Program Administrator, to assure the
implementation of the curriculum and to manage day-to-day operations
of the program.  Specific responsibilities include:

* Teaching or co-teaching 2-3 courses per year (quarter system)

* Overseeing the curriculum and coordinating with course instructors

* Program operations, budget development and management, and assuring
compliance with university policies

* Providing student services and advising on course and career options

* Marketing, recruitment, and admissions

* Event planning and speaker series organization

* Industry relations

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a robotics-related field,
or an MS and several years of work experience in robotics, and will be
an energetic, self-motivated, and organized person.  Applicants should
have strong background in the practice of robotics, including
experience with ROS, and a general knowledge of the robotics industry.
 Work experience in higher education---teaching, research, and/or
administration---is preferred.

The MS Program in Robotics is interdepartmental, with strong
affiliations with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, as well as the Segal Design Institute and the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago.  Northwestern's US campuses are in Evanston and
Chicago, Illinois, on the shores of Lake Michigan, and the home of the
MS program is on the main campus in Evanston.

Electronic applications only: please send your CV and a cover letter
with a statement of career goals, as well as courses in robotics that
you can teach, to Professor Kevin Lynch, Department of Mechanical
Engineering, at the following email address:

    RoboticsAD at northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer.  Women and individuals in underrepresented groups are
encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in
the United States.

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