[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Teaching Faculty Position in Robotics Engineering at WPI

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Teaching Faculty Position in Robotics Engineering at WPI

Xiao, Jing
The Robotics Engineering Program (RBE) of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position. The individual selected for the position will contribute to the unique interdisciplinary and project-oriented education program in robotics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Therefore, in addition to teaching, curriculum development, and advising, this position offers the opportunity to mentor student research projects and conduct funded research. A qualified candidate will ideally hold an advanced degree in a related discipline with significant practical experience as well as successful undergraduate or graduate teaching experience in related topics, such as robot kinematics, dynamics, control, sensing and perception, manipulation, or motion planning and navigation, among others.

WPI RBE, an ABET-accredited program, counts approximately 350 undergraduate and 170 graduate students and offers robotics engineering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees. In 2016 the program was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for its truly interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that integrates Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The 18 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 and diverse robotic platforms. In addition to existing robotics facilities, faculty will have access to PracticePoint, a soon-to-be completed healthcare robotics R&D facility that is designed to promote collaboration between faculty, the medical robotics and cyber-physical systems industry, the 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, Worcester is a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a list of three references. Applications will be considered immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the program. Applications will remain in the pool until the posting closes. An URL for submitting applications will be available in the first week of October 2018. Until then, applications and questions can be emailed to [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>. Please use the subject title “Application to Teaching Faculty Position” for your email.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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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