[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Robotics/autom faculty position in Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech

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[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Robotics/autom faculty position in Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech

Zhenyu Kong
*Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems
Engineering at Virginia Tech – Assistant Professor, Automation and Robotics*

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at
Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at
the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2019. We seek outstanding
candidates in all areas related to robotics and automation, including but
not limited to robotics platforms and manipulations, rehabilitation and
assistive robotics, robotics for advanced manufacturing, kinematics and
mechanisms, autonomous systems, embedded systems, smart-sensor
infrastructure, dynamical system control and optimization, and artificial
intelligence. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a wide
range of research groups and faculty within the Department, College, and
University, including those working in the areas of advanced manufacturing,
industrial analytics, operations research, decision sciences, health
systems and technology, human-machine systems, and intelligent
infrastructure, among others.

The ISE Department is comprised of 33 faculty with approximately 580
undergraduate students, 120 master’s students, and 90 doctoral students.
The undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are currently ranked sixth and
seventh, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report. Additional information
about the department can be found at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ise.vt.edu&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rOzrLFUdSaulsxNsdD9SgrOiMaIasD3foxOgvX_EKSQ&s=EKnQ-OFAlCOTzu3491oEAAz1crQGz8dIIHgyEIzYaI8&e=.

Candidates are expected to lead innovative and high-quality research, build
a strong sponsored-research program, develop and teach graduate and
undergraduate courses in ISE, and advise and mentor graduate and
undergraduate students. The position requires a Ph.D. in industrial and
systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer
engineering, or other closely related field.

In addition to collaborating with faculty in ISE, the successful candidate
will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research,
curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty members
working in the university’s Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered
Communities (IIHCC) Destination Area (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__provost.vt.edu_destination-2Dareas.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=rOzrLFUdSaulsxNsdD9SgrOiMaIasD3foxOgvX_EKSQ&s=NM4ffXAxjaGZVn-P3HC4Yxp5a2X1j9_a36Ekt2TS1lg&e=). Faculty working in this
area are committed to transdisciplinary solutions that exist along the
interdependencies between humans, community, and infrastructure with the
ultimate goal of improving quality of life around the globe.

Interested individuals should apply online at jobs.vt.edu (posting number
TR0180138). Candidates should submit a cover letter, current CV, research
statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, three relevant research
publications, and the names of at least three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately, and the deadline for ensuring full
consideration is November 30, 2018. The position will remain open, and
applications may be considered until the position is filled. For more
information or for any questions about the search, please contact the
Search Committee at [hidden email]. Applicants interested in meeting
with a faculty member at the 2018 INFORMS Conference should contact the
Search Committee. Applicants are also encouraged to include in their cover
letter a list of presentations being given at the INFORMS conference.

Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus
environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Virginia
Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on
the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual
orientation, genetic information, or veteran status. Virginia Tech is the
recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic
science and engineering careers. The ISE Department strongly supports the
Virginia Tech Principles of Community.
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