Faculty Positions

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Robotics Engineering Program
Tenure Track Faculty Positions ― August 2015

The WPI Robotics Engineering Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level for the Fall of 2015. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, or closely related field. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, perception, sensor fusion, multi-robot systems, modular robotics, humanoid robots, nanorobotics, exoskeleton systems, aerial and space robotics. Successful candidates should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Exceptional candidates may be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Established in 2007, the Robotics Engineering program is a collaborative venture by the Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments. We offer the Nation's first undergraduate degree in Robotics, as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with over 70 graduate students enrolled in the program. The 12 core and additional 20 affiliated robotics faculty members have ongoing research activities that are supported by NSF, NIH, AFRL, ONR, NASA, DARPA, and industry funding. Our 12 existing robotics laboratories include numerous robotic platforms, including PR2, Baxter, da Vinci, Atlas, Segway, NAOs and TurtleBots, as well as many custom-built robots. We expect the successful candidates to contribute to the exceptionally close-knit, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere we currently enjoy.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. Today, WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full- and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. programs. WPI is consistently ranked among the top national universities in U.S. News & World Report. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's project centers. The university is located in the heart of Massachusetts an hour away from Boston and Providence.

To Apply:
Applicants should plan to submit detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications should be received by December 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Apply here...

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to robotics-recruit@wpi.edu.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

 
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