[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Assistant Professor in Contextual Robotics, UC San Diego

Laurel Riek lriek at eng.ucsd.edu
Mon Nov 21 17:13:14 PST 2016

The Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego invites applications for
a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in robotics.

The Institute is focused on the design of robot systems that empower people
in their daily lives across work, home, and leisure. Major foci for the
Institute include human augmented autonomy, robots in health and work
applications, and systems to assist first responders.

The appointment will be in the Jacobs School of Engineering, in the
department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical or
Electrical Engineering (MAE), or Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).
New faculty will be supported in building and maintaining a strong research
program in the broader area of robotics, to teach at the graduate and
undergraduate levels in their respective discipline, and to engage with the
research program within the Institute and broader community. Applicants
must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field.

More than 40 multidisciplinary faculty are part of the Institute, and work
across the Schools of Engineering, Social Sciences, and the Division of
Arts and Humanities, including MAE, ECE, CSE, Cognitive Science,
Communication, and Music. The Institute has significant infrastructure for
research for most aspects of robotics and has a strong tradition of
interdisciplinary research.

The Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to building an excellent,
diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu_diversity&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1vD4ecz8iMzjxdd0UnIz1rOwBW7LgRzY-nwAFZNQCxs&s=MwMGxRGX3plR9RoWWhLzQXteLHLmdhOJgi1Rm8mutsY&e= ). Candidates with experience
with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity
and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.  Examples of
contributions to diversity include, but are not limited to, developing
strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students from
underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity
in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring
or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty. For additional
information regarding contributions to diversity and how they are weighted
by the hiring committee, please visit

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__academicaffairs.ucsd.edu_offices_partneropp_&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1vD4ecz8iMzjxdd0UnIz1rOwBW7LgRzY-nwAFZNQCxs&s=mpnBTaUM_tOA4FeULJc1peAYIapvFcheKZa-y5E77nU&e=  for the UCSD Partner
Opportunities Program.

RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with
qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Candidates applying by January 27, 2017 will
be given full consideration.

MATERIALS: Candidates should submit: (i) a cover letter including specific
synergies envisioned with our faculty, please indicate which department(s)
(CSE/ECE/MAE) for which you wish to be considered, (ii) a curriculum vitae,
which includes a list of publications and professional activities, (iii) a
research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, (v) a statement describing
past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or
plans to make future contributions. For further information about
contributions to diversity statements, see
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu_c2d_index.html&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1vD4ecz8iMzjxdd0UnIz1rOwBW7LgRzY-nwAFZNQCxs&s=tneukgMT33YlDSd4huwulo65ZhHOQsg9h7Ipgdkypd8&e= , and (vi) the names and
email addresses of 3 references.

All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UC
San Diego Academic Personnel On Line Recruit at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__apol-2Drecruit.ucsd.edu_apply_JPF01284&d=DgIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=1vD4ecz8iMzjxdd0UnIz1rOwBW7LgRzY-nwAFZNQCxs&s=gZvL_euSoHzaGae4SRUTq3Y8prBa4nLQvCGa9IQHtAE&e= .

Inquiries: Mindy Schroeder, mschroeder at eng.ucsd.edu

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Laurel D. Riek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
UC San Diego

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