[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

Carlo Pinciroli-4
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. The URL for submitting
applications is available at

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

Carlo Pinciroli, Ph.D.
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