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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Rank-Open Position in Robotic Engineering 900691

Marco Nørskov
___Scientific Positions___

Rank-Open Position in Robotic Engineering 900691
The School of Culture and Society and the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University invite applications for an assistant professorship in robotic engineering, or a research assistantship in robotic engineering, both available from 15 May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. If an assistant professor is appointed, this will be a three-year probationary position, and subject to the availability of funding for tenured appointment thereafter. If a research assistant is appointed, this will be a three-year position, there will be a possibility to apply for a position as PhD researcher in October 2017.

The position is associated with the project “Integrative Social Robotics”, supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (Semper Ardens Grant), and will be placed at a new lab for robotics and human-robot interaction research coordinated by the Department of Engineering and the School of Culture and Society.

Competence profile
The tasks of this position depend on the academic level of the applicant.  Applicants for the assistant professorship should have documented competences in task area 1; applicants with additional documented competences in task areas 2, 3, or 4 will be preferred.

1.       Task area 1: Technical assistance for, and adaptation of, equipment used in empirical research on human-robot interaction (special focus:  Telenoid robot, produced by the ATR/Hiroshi Ishiguro Robotics Laboratory, Japan).

2.       Task area 2: Hardware and software development to alter the physical appearance, kinematic design and interactive capabilities of open source and commercially available robotic platforms.

3.       Task area 3: Natural language processing, sentiment analysis, or knowledge representation.

4.       Task area 4: Research presentations at reviewed conferences and research publications.

Task areas 1 and 2 require the following competences:

·         Experience of building or maintaining multiple servo-motor equipment.

·         Ability to design and build simple electric circuits.

·         Experience of UNIX-based systems, especially with OpenEmbedded-based Linux.

·         Good programming skill in C++ and Python with TCP/UDP networking.

·         Knowledge of libav (ffmpeg), Qt or Gtk, and SIP (Python/C++ binding) would be preferred.
Applicants for the research assistantship should have documented competences in Task area 1; applicants with additional documented competences in task area 2 will be preferred.

Applicants with previous experience of work in highly interdisciplinary teams will be preferred. A high level of proficiency in English is a prerequisite.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Johanna Seibt, e-mail [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>.

Applicants should submit:

A. (a) Applicants for the assistant professorship should submit a “statement of competence and research interests” where it is described how the applicant’s present competences will match the requirements of the task areas and how her or his research interests relate to the project context (3 pages). Must be uploaded together with the cover letter as one document.
(b) Applicants for the research assistantship should submit a “statement of competence” where it is described how the applicant’s present competences will match the requirements of the task areas (1 page). Must be uploaded together with the cover letter as one document.
B. A CV, including a list of relevant publications (if applicable) and a teaching portfolio (if applicable).
C. PDFs of up to five relevant publications (if applicable).
D. Documentation of academic degrees and competences:  Applicants for the assistant professorship must document evidence of a PhD degree. Applicants for the research assistantship should provide transcripts of grades and, if available, documentary evidence of their highest academic degree.

The application must be submitted in English.

For more information about the formal aspects of the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, e-mail [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>.

Work context
The position will be located in a new human-robot interaction research lab organized in collaboration of the Department of Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, and the Research Unit for Robophilosophy, Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, at Aarhus University. Depending on the academic level of the applicant, she or he may contribute to the scientific leadership of the lab.  The position is associated with the research project “What Social Robots Can and Should Do—Towards Integrative Social Robotics” (supported by the Carlsberg Foundation) which aims to define and implement a new paradigm for developing social robotics applications: Integrative Social Robotics (ISR).  ISR tightly integrates robotics research with a wide scope of research disciplines that investigate human social interactions, including empirical, conceptual and value-theoretical research in the humanities. To investigate the performance of the new method, the team will design and test several innovative social robotics applications that promote socio-cultural values and norms of personal well-being, such as fairness, authenticity, autonomy and creative self-realisation.

The successful applicant will be a member of a project team of 25 international researchers from 11 disciplines (philosophy, robotics, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, education, communication, management, cognitive science, computer science and sociology). The project is coordinated by Professor MSO Johanna Seibt at the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, and will run from 2016 until 2021. For more information see:

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Institutional context
The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is one of the largest environments for research and education
in Northern Europe. We investigate human cultural and social forms of expression and practice. For more information on the research activities of the School of Culture and Society at AU / Arts, see:

Qualification requirements
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


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  *   Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__jobsys.au.dk_link2_akademikere-5Fi-5Fstaten&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pXJqD-3D5PZijn6nk2oJd3kGr2VWbzKlS4775iJosD0&s=zaB3Ot35b8Jm_OeiHe1iWlmHkkHBAiAGdEBdeFsDmmo&e= > .
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In the absence of any statement to the contrary, applications must be submitted in English.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by:
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Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 12,500 BA and MA students, and 2,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__arts.au.dk_en&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pXJqD-3D5PZijn6nk2oJd3kGr2VWbzKlS4775iJosD0&s=R9mX0qX14tH6IhOI9Ki5iMEvmIdmTaNLFVQ0dMlEajE&e= >

Aarhus University is a modern, academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 42,500 students and 11,500 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 840 million. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide. Learn more at www.au.dk/en<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.au.dk_en_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pXJqD-3D5PZijn6nk2oJd3kGr2VWbzKlS4775iJosD0&s=poDCc7VxtdOD6zqjvGXFyARaUz35-o2RFVkZL9vsPaY&e= >.

Marco Nørskov, PhD
Associate Professor

Aarhus University
Institute for Culture and Society
Department for Philosophy and the History of Ideas
Building: 1467 Office: 619
Jens Chr. Skousvej 7
8000 Aarhus C
Phone: + 45 8716 2821

Cooperate Researcher at the Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories (ATR)

Administrative Coordinator of the TRANSOR Network
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Recent books:
Social Robots - Boundaries, Potential, Challenges<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.routledge.com_Social-2DRobots-2DBoundaries-2DPotential-2DChallenges_Norskov_p_book_9781472474308&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pXJqD-3D5PZijn6nk2oJd3kGr2VWbzKlS4775iJosD0&s=PfMZB_C136n-3KN3iE0ebly0FOn01RVtGA4wSCy8fVk&e= >
Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebooks.iospress.nl_volume_sociable-2Drobots-2Dand-2Dthe-2Dfuture-2Dof-2Dsocial-2Drelations-2Dproceedings-2Dof-2Drobo-2Dphilosophy-2D2014&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pXJqD-3D5PZijn6nk2oJd3kGr2VWbzKlS4775iJosD0&s=nT3s1GLvwgnSwizAsl1Zr8nQ9u_Fi7E266LEu3T_Mpc&e= >

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