Oregon State University (OSU) Robotics program invites applications for one or more full-time tenure-track and/or tenured faculty positions to begin Fall 2017. All areas relating to robotics will be considered. As one of the nation’s leading Robotics programs, OSU seeks top-quality candidates who will help us continue to grow (http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/).
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or other relevant discipline by the start date of employment, have a demonstrated record of scholarship, and have experience working with real robots. The successful candidates will have office and laboratory space physically located with the existing Robotics group, and will have an administrative home most appropriate to their area of expertise within the College of Engineering’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). As a Land/Sea/Air/Space/Sun Grant institution, with strong ties to oceanography and the NOAA fleet, as well as the host of an FAA UAV test site, OSU offers many opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and utilize Robotics as an enabling technology.
Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to initiate new funded research as well as to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs within and outside of the OSU College of Engineering. Further, applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, including developing new courses related to their research expertise.
Oregon State is located in Corvallis, at the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Surrounded by forests and mountains, Corvallis combines the amenities of a college town with ample opportunity for outdoor recreation and fresh local food. Portland, the Cascade mountain range, and the Oregon Coast are all within easy reach.
Oregon State University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and provides a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders from underrepresented groups. OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community. The College of Engineering ranks high nationally in terms of the percentage of women faculty, and the university supports dual-career applications.
Apply online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/34121 (posting: P00825UF) with the following documents: A letter of interest; vita; a two-page statement of research interests; a one-page statement of teaching interests; a one-page statement on past efforts and future plans to promote equity and inclusion; and names and contact information for at least three references. To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2016.
Apply to the Robotics PhD, MS, or MEng program through MIME admissions. Students should identify one or more prospective advisors from the robotics faculty page to note on their application. If you are currently a graduate student at OSU, you should contact the robotics faculty members directly.
Apply through Oregon State University admissions, most likely in MIME or EECS. If you are currently an undergraduate student at OSU, we recommend you start taking robotics courses and join the Robotics Club as a way to get involved. We also have an NSF REU site Robots in the Real World.
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