[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Robotics and Controls in Aerospace Eng. (Austin)

Luis Sentis lsentis at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 08:28:18 PST 2015


Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions: Robotics, Controls / Autonomy,
Remote Sensing / Space Systems Engineering

Job posting website: https://www.ae.utexas.edu/faculty/faculty-openings

Location: Austin, USA

The Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at The
University of Texas at Austin has multiple tenure-track faculty positions
open at the rank of assistant professor with a start date of September
2016. We invite applications in the following areas:

Robotic Systems: Research areas may include, but are not limited to
autonomy, machine learning, perception, vision, computational neuroscience,
human-robot collaboration, humanoid robotics, soft robotics, bio-inspired
systems, bio-mimetic vehicle dynamics, and other emerging robotics
platforms. Applicants with experience and expertise with large-scale
robotic experiments are particularly encouraged to apply. These positions
tightly integrate with the Cockrell School of Engineering's strategic
priorities and the UT Robotics Portfolio program. We expect successful
applicants to collaborate among multiple departments; thus a demonstrated
ability to work across disciplines is essential.

Controls and Autonomy: Research areas may include, but are not limited to
control theory, distributed systems, shared-autonomy, estimation/filtering,
game-theory, guidance, navigation, information-theoretic approaches, hybrid
systems, verification/validation, and mobile sensor networks, with
applications to aerospace vehicles and robotics. Applicants with interests
in large-scale data-driven systems and/or cyber-physical systems are
particularly encouraged to apply. We expect successful applicants to
collaborate among multiple departments; thus a demonstrated ability to work
across disciplines is essential.

Remote Sensing: Earth and space observation and associated
interdisciplinary technology and data analysis. Topics of interest include
innovative instrument design, remote sensing data analysis and
interpretation, including data fusion and inverse theory, modeling, and
science applications. Application areas include Earth and planetary
atmospheres, oceanography, land surface classification and change, and
others. Collaboration is encouraged with the internationally-recognized
Center for Space Research (http://www.csr.utexas.edu/), which is at the
forefront of research into space science, engineering and technology.

Space Systems Engineering: Engineering of small satellites and/or space
systems in support of Earth and space science and technology. Topics
include autonomy, estimation and control, embedded systems, mission design,
technology miniaturization, on-board algorithms and other emerging areas in
space technology. Experience with space-flight projects is desired.
Collaboration with the Center for Space Research is also encouraged.

QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants for this position should have received, or expect to receive a
doctoral degree prior to September 2016.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The successful candidates for these positions are expected to supervise
graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop
sponsored research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and be
involved in service to the university and the engineering profession.
Applications received by December 1, 2015 are assured full consideration,
but the search will continue until the positions are filled.

To apply, submit an application, CV, cover letter, reference contact
information, research statement, and teaching statement. Only complete
applications will be considered. Applicants for this position should have
received, or expect to receive a doctoral degree prior to September 2016.
The University of Texas at Austin is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. For more information about The Department of
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, please visit
http://www.ae.utexas.edu. These positions have been designated as
security-sensitive, and a criminal background check will be conducted on
the applicants selected.

ASE/EM Robotic Systems Faculty Search Committee
The University of Texas at Austin


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