[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Faculty Positions in Robotics and Controls at Lehigh University

John Spletzer vaderlab at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 03:31:56 PDT 2017

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh
University invites nominations and applications from qualified individuals
for senior/junior tenure-track positions in the area of robotics &

Lehigh University is investing more than $250M over the next few years on
new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual
footprint and our equitable community. The investments, based on
faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the university’s mission and
commitment to enhance student experiences. Investments will include
upgrades to physical plants, research and teaching laboratories, and
technical infrastructure.

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering has a strong and diverse team of
faculty members researching in the core disciplines of robotics, controls,
and intelligent systems. This faculty search aims at expanding our core
team to accelerate growth of interdisciplinary research in the area of
robotics and controls. Our vision is for Lehigh University and the Lehigh
Valley region of Pennsylvania to achieve national prominence and leadership
in this important growth area and related technology. We are committed to
growing our research footprint in this space while supporting an inclusive
learning, research, and working environment.

We invite applications from outstanding faculty candidates at both junior
and senior levels for multiple tenure-track positions in all aspects of
robotics and controls, including (but not limited to):

- Perception and learning in robotics
- Field & industrial robotics
- Emerging theory and applications in control systems
- Control and planning of autonomous systems
- Micro-, nano-scale robotics
- Haptics, human-robot interaction, social robotics
- Biologically inspired and soft robotics

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field and a
distinguished record of research scholarship, and qualify for the rank of
assistant, associate, or full professor. Candidates who have experience
working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can
contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their
experience in these areas. Ideal candidates with outstanding academic
credentials and a strong interest in research and teaching (especially
undergraduate education) will be given priority. Applications from female
or minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Lehigh University is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Lehigh provides competitive
salaries and comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits. Lehigh
University has a well-developed infrastructure to address dual career and
work-life balance matters. As demonstrated by the Core Values and the
Principles of Our Equitable Community, Lehigh University is committed to
the values of Integrity and Honesty, Equitable Community, Academic Freedom,
Intellectual Curiosity, Collaboration, Commitment to Excellence, and

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. For full consideration, applicant materials must be
received on-line at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__academicjobsonline.org_ajo_jobs_9860&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=h1p_WqriaB_BqbuwSKYjjKj8W3Or6hAFIAl1a1bz8d8&s=_SkCm_PoqrLDIhRMA2XrINOBjphpi_yeirHUlOjU-Bg&e= by

Candidates should submit the following: 1) a cover letter indicating the
area of specialization and faculty track, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a
statement for current and future research directions, 4) a teaching
statement, 5) a description of experience and vision for enhancing
participation of people from traditionally underrepresented groups, 6)
copies of 3 representative papers, and 7) contact information for at least
three references. Inquiries can be directed to Professors Mooi Choo Chuah
and Nader Motee, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at (
robotics-search at lehigh.edu).

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier
of national research universities each year. Lehigh University is a
coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct
academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across
the globe. Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is
situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and

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