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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor - Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is anticipating hiring a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Successful applicants will collaborate with existing faculty members, teach classes to support the undergraduate and graduate programs, develop new courses, advise graduate students, and pursue external funding to support research in one or more of the following areas:

(a) unmanned aerial and ground systems;
(b) robot learning;
(c) human-machine systems;
(d) perception for autonomous robots;
(e) grasping and manipulation;
(f) networking at multiple and extreme scales;
(g) high degrees of automation systems with and without humans in the loop;
(h) real‐time Control and Adaptation;

The vision of the UML Robotics Initiative is to create an integrated, connected, self-sustaining research and education enterprise directed towards human-centered robotics to address societal challenges and benefit society at large. Faculty will have the opportunity to work with the NERVE Center, a 10,000 sq. ft. robot testing facility, as well as the newly designed 5,000 sq. ft. UMass Lowell Robotics lab.

UMass Lowell is a comprehensive four-year university, strategically located 25 miles northwest of Boston in the northeast Massachusetts high-tech region.  It is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university and ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities. The department has over 1,000 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students.  An optional co-op program is available to undergraduates.  The undergraduate engineering program is based on a design-build-test methodology and is ABET accredited. 

For more information on our department at UMass-Lowell, please visit our website at: https://www.uml.edu/engineering/electrical-computer/

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have earned Bachelor and Doctoral degrees in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or closely related disciplines (by the start of the appointment)
  • Applicants are required to have a record of quality research, teaching and scholarship
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Appointment to begin fall 2020. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.              

Please submit a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement/philosophy and publication list.  Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. 

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