The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Tufts University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at any rank in the area of robotics to begin in September 2017. We are looking for an engaged and engaging researcher and teacher with a strong vision who can bridge the research strands in control and navigation in ME and artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction in CS and maintain a high-quality collaborative research program at Tufts. A particular focus is manipulation.
Both departments and the School of Engineering have grown significantly in the past decade in faculty and student size and in research funding. Located in the Boston area, the department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Tufts University is one of the smallest universities ranked as a Research 1 university, offering the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Tufts supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary research and there are numerous such opportunities within the School of Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences, and our graduate and professional schools.
Located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, faculty members on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the area. The School of Engineering is in the midst of a period of exciting growth that has seen the recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, the addition of new buildings and laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Candidates may have expertise in any area of AI and robotics, especially but not limited to manipulation, control, and human-robot interaction.
Please submit your application online through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/38832. We request the following: (a) a letter of application explaining your interest in Tufts and in this position, (b) your curriculum vitae, (c) a statement describing your current and planned research, (d) a statement of your teaching philosophy, (e) a sample of your scholarly work, and (f) three to five reference letters.
Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, the position, and the application procedure, please visit http://www.cs.tufts.edu/. Inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.