ECE Seeks Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the Robotics Engineering Program

Faculty Position Announcement

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering


Atwater Kent

Position Status:

Faculty/Research Positions

Position Description:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for tenure track faculty with interests at the interface between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program, a collaborative venture also supported by the Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Departments. The successful candidate will be expected to join ECE in the fall of 2010. Please refer to our web sites at http://www.ece.wpi.edu/ and http://robotics.wpi.edu/ for more information about ECE and RBE.

Applicants should have a solid background in both fundamental and advanced topics relevant to ECE with application to our RBE curriculum and should also have demonstrated abilities in high quality teaching and peer reviewed research. Desirable backgrounds include controls and optimization, power electronics and energy systems, embedded systems, sensors and effectors, and other areas at the interface between ECE and RBE. Earned degrees in ECE/EE/CE are expected. In addition to excellence in teaching and research, candidates should look forward to engaging undergraduate and graduate students in a classroom and projects intensive environment, and should have an interest in participating in other aspects of the WPI education plan such as our global program.

WPI, founded in 1865, is one of the nation's oldest technological universities and is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 3,200 and 1,100 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. WPI is approximately one hour from both Boston and Providence; cultural and recreational resources abound in the region. The UMass Medical Center and a large number of technology companies, colleges, and universities in the immediate area make the location ideal for dual career families.

Applications and questions should be submitted using the WPI Human Resources on-line application system available on the HR web site. Questions only should be directed to emmerton@ece.wpi.edu. Applications should include i) a detailed teaching and research statement, ii) a vitae, iii) the names and addresses of at least three professional references, and iv) a selection of peer reviewed publications. Applications should be received no later than 01/10/2010.


Advanced degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (see advertisement)

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Copies of 2-3 peer reviewed publications

November 18, 2009