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

Carlo Pinciroli-4
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Chemical Engineering
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.wpi.edu_academics_departments_chemical-2Dengineering&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=3Z8ChGrJBrO5P-cpYFo2dC28zblJnPjdzKy0IdR-0Qs&s=e-HlaCdetbLxfRkSJiiT0pkYz-MxEmHVBbYuPjD93m4&e=) and
Robotics Engineering Program (www.wpi.edu/+RBE) invite applications
for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate
Professor level. Candidates should be interdisciplinary-minded and
have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering,
Materials or a closely related discipline. We especially encourage
applicants with an expertise in soft robotics, with backgrounds or
interests in studying chemical and biochemical processes and
approaches for the advancement of robotics science, engineering and
applications. Some examples may include, but are not limited to:
active matter and responsive soft materials; assembly engineering of
nano- and microscale building blocks to design and control material
properties; using chemical means to provide new power, sensing,
actuation, control, or computation methods for soft robots and
intelligent devices; employing chemical or biochemical synthesis and
analysis methods for design of soft robotic systems; and machine
learning to automate processes.

WPI’s Chemical Engineering Department, with 17 faculty, 400+
undergraduate and 50+ graduate students, is ranked number 6 (out of
150) in the nation by College Factual – USA Today, with cutting-edge
and growing research programs in molecular bioengineering,
sustainability, functional materials and catalysis.

WPI’s Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program is the first in the nation
and in the world to offer BS through PhD degrees in robotics. The RBE
Program, with 38 core and affiliated faculty, 370 undergraduates and
170 graduate students, was awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award
for its truly interdisciplinary, project-based, curriculum that
integrates a variety of disciplines including Chemical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Our combined collegial and diverse faculty work collaboratively in
providing exceptional teaching and mentoring in the context of
progressive interdisciplinary research to solve some of the most
complex societal problems. With research funding from the NSF, NIH,
AFRL, ONR, DARPA, NASA, DOE and industry, we offer an incredibly
vibrant environment for faculty and students alike. The Chemical
Engineering department is housed in state-of-the-art facilities
located at both Goddard Laboratories and the interdisciplinary WPI
Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park. Robotics
laboratories comprise a number of different platforms including the
new PracticePoint, a soon-to-be completed healthcare robotics R&D
facility designed to promote collaboration between WPI faculty, the
medical robotics and cyber-physical systems industry, and the
University of Massachusetts Medical School.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the
shoulders of its faculty. WPI is one of the nation’s oldest and
premiere technological universities, founded in 1865 and located one
hour west of Boston in Worcester, a growing scientific and
technological hub of innovation. WPI is a highly selective private
university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900
full-time and part-time graduate students. Its innovative
project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and
faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s global
project centers. While consistently ranked among the top national
universities, WPI was recently ranked No. 1 for “faculty who best
combine research and teaching” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed,

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply on-line at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com_WPI-5FExternal-5FCareer-5FSite_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=3Z8ChGrJBrO5P-cpYFo2dC28zblJnPjdzKy0IdR-0Qs&s=aiqKGjRXUhk_PRxMJCHDLUza-u6ScLmeHvUSB3Zch0k&e=. Please
include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with complete publication
list, statement of research background and interests, statement of
teaching philosophy and interests, statement of leadership experience
(for tenured candidates) and the names and email addresses for at
least five references. For additional information contact Professor
and Head Susan Roberts at [hidden email].

EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against
applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are
looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion and


Candidates should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Robotics,
Biomedical Engineering, Materials or a closely related field.
Applicants at the tenure-track level must show potential for an
innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. Applicants at
the tenured level must have a demonstrated record of outstanding
research, excellent teaching and established leadership. WPI expects
faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service
activities, including mentoring student projects at the undergraduate,
master’s and doctoral levels.

Carlo Pinciroli, Ph.D.
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