[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Faculty positions in robotics at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

Gaurav S. Sukhatme gaurav at usc.edu
Fri Oct 31 13:08:36 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues:

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has announced
two faculty searches in robotics. We seek to build on
our existing strengths (http://rasc.usc.edu/)
and are looking for exceptional candidates in all areas of
robotics. The formal advertisement is below.
Please feel free to contact any of us if you have


Nora Ayanian, Maja Mataric, Stefan Schaal, and Gaurav Sukhatme
ayanian | mataric | sschaal | gaurav at usc.edu

USC Viterbi School of Engineering – Robotics

As part of a cross-departmental thematic initiative, the USC Viterbi School
of Engineering seeks to hire two tenure-track assistant professors in
robotics. While the search is focused primarily in areas of robotics with a
Computer Science focus, we are interested in exceptional candidates in all
areas of robotics. The search is coordinated by the Department of Computer
Science, with participation by the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical
Engineering and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Whereas candidates are primarily sought at the assistant professor rank,
exceptionally qualified applicants at the associate professor and professor
ranks may be considered.

Applicants should submit their applications online at: http://goo.gl/8x6ciL.

Applications must include a letter indicating the area of specialization,
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 15, 2014, but
later applications will also be considered.

We are also interested in exceptionally accomplished candidates who can be
transformational faculty members in robotics. 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 another field closely related to robotics (typically Electrical,
Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering) 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 Center for
Innovation.  Research expenditures typically exceed $180 million annually.
With 36 tenure-track, 39 research faculty, and 11 teaching faculty, the USC
Department of Computer Science is one of the nation’s leading centers of
research and education in the field.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and
firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of
every race, gender, creed and background.  The University particularly
encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and
individuals with disabilities to apply.  USC will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.  Further information is
available by contacting uschr at usc.edu.

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