[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure Track Faculty position at the University of Nevada, Reno

Monica N Nicolescu monica at unr.edu
Tue Oct 21 11:13:47 PDT 2014

Tenure Track Faculty Position
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
Apply at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16364
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position starting July 1, 2015, in the area of unmanned autonomous systems. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: advanced robotics and automation, probabilistic robotics, multi-robot systems, mobile and humanoid robot systems, planning, mapping and localization, computational intelligence, AI and machine learning.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering by July 1, 2015. In addition, applicants must be strongly committed to excellence in research and teaching. We expect that candidates for these positions will demonstrate potential for developing robust externally funded research programs. They will be expected to supervise MS and PhD students and participate in service and outreach.

The area of unmanned autonomous systems has been strategically identified as a high priority for the College of Engineering and UNR. The new hire will be a member of the newly established Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center at UNR and will also be a member of a multi-departmental cluster in Unmanned Autonomous Systems, jointly with faculty in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. With Nevada being designated as an FAA test site for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research, UNR provides excellent opportunities for research growth in this field.

The department is dynamic and is rapidly expanding: five positions have been added in the last two years and more will be added in upcoming years. The Department has several faculty with NSF Career awards and several faculty who play lead roles on multiple state-wide and national, multi-million dollar NSF awards. Apart from NSF, research in the department is also supported by DoD, DHS and NASA, and by companies such as Google, Microsoft and AT&T.  With strong research and education programs in Intelligent Systems, Networks, Software Systems, and Games and Simulations, the department’s annual research expenditures have been exceeding $2M in recent years. The department offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. We expect strong growth in research funding and student enrollments over the next few years.

Apply online at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16364. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Search Coordinator, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MS 171, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by January 10, 2015. Contact Ms. Lisa Cody, Search Coordinator at 775-784-6997 or lacody at unr.edu<mailto:lacody at unr.edu> for questions regarding the application process.

The University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, has over 19,000 students. The University is home to the state’s medical school and one of the country’s largest study-abroad programs. The Reno area has four mild seasons and is a scenic half-hour drive to Lake Tahoe, one of the largest and most beautiful alpine lakes on earth. The Pacific Crest Trail is nearby for hiking and biking, while fantastic ski areas abound. The city offers an excellent living environment, due to its mountains, short commutes, growing arts community, increasing international flavor, and strong academic ties through the presence of Nevada’s oldest University. San Francisco and the Bay Area are within a four-hour’s drive.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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