Faculty Position in Robotics Engineering

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Faculty Position in Robotics Engineering
The WPI Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program (http://www.wpi.edu/+RBE) and Department of Computer Science (CS) (http://www.wpi.edu/+CS) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor Level.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in CS, Robotics, or a closely related field. We are looking for faculty who would synergize with our current researchers in the fields of medical robotics, planning, controls, autonomous vehicles, multi-agent systems, soft and bioinspired robots, and human augmentation and collaboration. We especially encourage applicants with an expertise in machine learning, vision and multimodal perception, and assured autonomy. We are looking for individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. WPI expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching, and service.

The RBE Program, with approximately 370 undergraduate and 170 graduate students offers robotics engineering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. In 2016 the ABET accredited program was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for its truly interdisciplinary, project-based, curriculum which integrates Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The 14 core and 20 affiliated robotics faculty members have research support from NSF, NIH, AFRL, ONR, NASA, DARPA, and industry funding. Our robotics laboratories include numerous robotic platforms. In addition to existing robotics facilities, faculty will have access to PracticePoint, a soon- to-be constructed healthcare robotics R&D facility that is designed to promote collaboration between faculty, the medical robotics and cyber-physical systems industry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and physicians. We expect you to contribute to the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England, is a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae including a complete publication list, separate statements summarizing teaching and research experiences, interests, and leadership (particularly in the area of Robotics), and names and email addresses for at least five references. Applications should be received by December 16, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Materials may be submitted to: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/5043

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.





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Posted: 9/29/2017
Application Due: 9/29/2018
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