[robotics-worldwide] Robotics faculty openings at Columbia University ...

sa3077 at columbia.edu sa3077 at columbia.edu
Sat May 11 05:11:52 PDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University  
anticipates several robotics openings in all areas of robotics. All  
ranks will be considered. Please find details below for submission of  
application. You can contact me if you have additional questions.

Sunil K. Agrawal, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Email: Sunil.Agrawal at columbia.edu
Web: http://me.columbia.edu/sunil-agrawal
Lab Web page: http://carnot.mech.columbia.edu/~rrl/

Columbia Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering at  
Columbia University in New York City invites applications for tenured  
or tenure-track faculty positions. Appointments at the assistant  
professor, associate professor and full professor, will be considered.

Applications are specifically sought in any of the areas that fall  
under the umbrella of mechanical engineering, with particular emphasis  
on, but not limited to (1) the mechanics, physics and chemistry of  
advanced materials and materials processing for multifaceted  
applications. Examples include, but are not limited to, nanostructured  
materials and composites, energy storage, nano-photonics, soft matter,  
biological systems as well as for sensors and actuators; and, (2)  
medical robotics with specialization in, but not limited to, surgical  
intervention/assistance, rehabilitation, haptics, biomimetics,  
image-guided intervention as well as human-robot interactions.  
Candidates should have expertise in experimental, multiscale  
computational and/or theoretical methods in research areas  
complementary and synergistic with faculty in the School of  
Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition to these areas, all  
outstanding candidates will receive serious consideration.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the  
starting date of the appointment. Applicants for this position at the  
Assistant Professor and Associate Professors without tenure must have  
the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively.  
Applicants for this position at the tenured level (Associate or Full  
Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research  
accomplishments, excellent teaching credentials and established  
leadership in the field.

The successful candidate should contribute to the advancement of the  
department in these areas by developing an externally funded research  
program, contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational  
mission of the Department and is expected to establish  
multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with  
academic departments and units across Columbia University. The  
Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can  
contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the  
diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Candidates should apply online at:
and should submit electronically the following: curriculum-vitae  
including a publication list, a description of research  
accomplishments, a statement of research/teaching interests and plans,  
contact information for three people who can provide letters of  
recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. The  
position will close no sooner than June 30, 2013, and will
remain open until filled.

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