[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Robotics Faculty Position at Rutgers University in Computer Science

Kostas Bekris kostas.bekris at cs.rutgers.edu
Fri Nov 7 09:58:59 PST 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The Computer Science Department at Rutgers University invites 
applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in 
Intelligent Interactive Systems. For more details, please find the 
formal advertisement below and under the following URL:

Early submissions are encouraged.

    Kostas Bekris


The Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University and the 
associated Center for Computational Biomedicine, Imaging and Modeling 
(CBIM) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the 
rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will start in September 2015.

This position is in the area of intelligent interactive systems, with 
emphasis on machine intelligence, learning, and autonomy.  This includes 
collaborative robots that augment human capabilities, robots that learn 
from prior or shared experience, acquisition and use of contextual 
knowledge, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, recognition of 
object properties and human intent, dexterous manipulation in human 
environments, autonomous mobility (humanoid, wheeled, aerial, underwater 
robots), distributed multi-robot systems, robust operation in real world 
environments (uncertainty, clutter), wearable devices. Experience in 
designing or working with hardware platforms for studying autonomy will 
be considered positively.

Applicants for this research/teaching position must, at minimum, be in 
the process of completing a dissertation in Computer Science or a 
closely related field, and should show evidence of exceptional research 
promise, potential for developing an externally funded research program, 
and commitment to quality advising and teaching at the graduate and 
undergraduate levels. Hired candidates who have not defended their Ph.D. 
by September 2015 will be hired at the rank of Instructor, and must 
complete the Ph.D. by December 31, 2015 to be eligible for tenure-track 
title retroactive to start date. New appointees will be offered 
competitive salaries and startup packages.

Rutgers University offers an exciting and multidisciplinary research 
environment and encourages collaborations between Computer Science and 
other disciplines (see: http://perceptualscience.rutgers.edu/). Its 
location close to major metropolitan areas along the Northeastern US 
provides many cultural and social opportunities. Rutgers is also in the 
middle of the greatest concentration of industrial and government 
research laboratories in the U.S.

The Computer Science Department has 40 regular faculty members and 
several research, adjunct, and visiting faculty members. The 
department's current research interests include algorithms; 
architecture; big-data; cryptography and theory; computational biology; 
database science; distributed and cloud computing; graphics, vision and 
medical informatics; machine learning; natural language processing; 
networking; programming languages and compilers; robotics; scientific 
computing; security.

Applicants should go to http://apply.interfolio.com/27672 and submit 
their curriculum vitae, a research statement addressing both past work 
and future plans and a teaching statement along with three letters of 
recommendation. If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies of 
the application materials may be sent to:

Professor Dimitris Metaxas, Hiring Chair
Computer Science Department
Rutgers University
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Applications should be received by Monday, February 16, 2015 for full 
consideration. Early submissions are encouraged. Candidates will be 
considered to the full extent feasible until all positions are filled.

Rutgers subscribes to the value of academic diversity and encourages 
applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and 
backgrounds. Females, minorities, dual-career couples, and persons with 
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Rutgers is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Kostas Bekris, Assistant Professor
Computer Science, Rutgers University

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