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

Carlo Pinciroli-4
The WPI Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program (www.wpi.edu/+RBE) invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, 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, manipulation,
autonomous vehicles, multi-agent systems, soft and bioinspired robots,
haptics, human-machine interaction, and human augmentation and

We especially encourage applicants with an expertise in autonomous
vehicles (water/ground/air/space/etc.), including, but not limited to,
autonomous navigation, multi-modal perception, learning, and connected
vehicle technologies.

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.

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.

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 of references.
Applications should be received by December 10, 2018. Applications
will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are
encouraged to apply early. Materials may be submitted to:

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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