[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenure-Track Faculty Position - WPI Robotics Engineering

Gennert, Michael A michaelg at wpi.edu
Mon Dec 12 12:27:35 PST 2016

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Robotics Engineering Program

Tenure Track Faculty Position ― August 2017

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The WPI Robotics Engineering Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at all levels for fall 2017.  You should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or a closely related field, possess the desire to actively engage in teaching robotics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and have a clear plan to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Fundamentals (e.g. Controls, Learning, Perception), Capabilities (e.g. Human-Robot Interaction, Manipulation, Mobility), and Applications (e.g. Exploration, Health, Manufacturing).

Now in its 10th year, the WPI Robotics Engineering program has been recognized for its unique multi-disciplinary approach to robotics education and its cutting-edge robotics research. We offer the Nation's first undergraduate degree in Robotics, as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with over 340 undergraduate and over 170 graduate students enrolled.  The 12 core and 20 affiliated robotics faculty members have research support from NSF, NIH, AFRL, ONR, NASA, DARPA, and industry. The exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial faculty routinely engages in joint proposals and research, shared labs and facilities, mentoring, and teaching guidance.

Please refer to our website at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__robotics.wpi.edu_&d=DgIFCQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=22Cbdj82SYdOitBrFIg_t4qyTmdfkFOhxRNkiDlyrZk&s=BGz1y9ov5KIFB4b0TLMMxEuUayvc35mjNSdOEZoZfTs&e=  for more information.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's oldest technological universities.  Today, WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full- and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. programs.  WPI is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report.  Our innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's project centers.  The university is located in the heart of Massachusetts an hour away from Boston and Providence.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to michaelg at wpi dot edu.  Applications should be submitted per instructions at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__careers.wpi.edu_&d=DgIFCQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=22Cbdj82SYdOitBrFIg_t4qyTmdfkFOhxRNkiDlyrZk&s=xI6ALBuVa2ZZJ9sAajbm-DhnFY9ztFH_U6EB1R9kNEw&e= . Please include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.  Applications should be received by December 16, 2016.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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