[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research Assistant Professor Positions at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Shaojie Shen franker.ssj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 06:30:04 PDT 2015

Research Assistant Professor Positions at the Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology

The Robotics Institute at the Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology invites applications for two faculty positions at the rank of
Research Assistant Professor for a fixed term of up to three years.
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to
cutting-edge robotics research and to teach both graduate and undergraduate
courses in a highly stimulating academic environment. We will consider
candidates with expertise in the broad areas of robotics, with particular
interests in the following fields:

* Mobile robot navigation
* Motion planning for industrial automation
* Multi-agent systems and distributed algorithms

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a world renowned,
international research university in Asia’s most vibrant city, Hong Kong.
Its Engineering School has been consistently ranked among the world’s top
25 since 2004. The high quality of our faculty, students and facilities
provide for outstanding opportunities for faculty to pursue highly visible
research programs. All formal instruction is given in English and all
faculty members are expected to conduct research and teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses.

The University has unique strengths in the area of robotics with an active
research program involving faculty members from multiple engineering
departments and strong entrepreneurial and industry engagement in both Hong
Kong and mainland China. The University has determined robotics as one its
strategic areas and has recently established the Robotics Institute to
integrate resources across the university and to boost research in relevant
topics. The Robotics Institute currently has 5 core faculty members, more
than 10 affiliated members, and about 50 research postgraduate students.
The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental facilities and
has received strong funding support from government authorities and
industry partners.

Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Fringe
benefits including medical and dental benefits, annual leave and housing
will be provided where applicable. Initial appointment will normally be on
a three-year contract. Re-appointment will be subject to mutual agreement.
The university is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and
has a range of family-friendly policies in place.

Applications including full curriculum vitae, list of publications, names
of three referees addressed to Prof. Shaojie Shen, and should be sent by
email to eeshaojie at ust.hk. Applications will be considered until the
positions are filled. (Information provided by applicants will be used for
recruitment and other employment-related purposes.)


Shaojie Shen
Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3469 2287
Email: eeshaojie at ust.hk

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