Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Engineering (Robotics) Program

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Engineering (Robotics) Program

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seek applicants for an engineering tenure-track or tenured faculty position with robotics and cyber-physical systems focus. Appointments may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2021.


The Polytechnic School, one of the six Fulton Schools, has an energetic robotics research community. To advance this area, we seek applicants who complement our ability to solve Grand Challenge Problems as part of a community of experts in robot design, development, analysis, and control. Particular areas of interest include:


· Topics toward understanding cyber-physical systems in natural environments, including modeling, simulation, security, analysis, control, and computing, including optimization, model-based control, distributed computing, physical human-robot interaction, collaboration, and shared control; autonomy, and planning.

· Topics in design, kinematics, and dynamics of robots, biomechanics of locomotion; morphological computation, evolutionary robotics, design optimization; and variable stiffness mechanisms. Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in robotics, robot swarms, clinical applications of wearable and soft robots for training and intervention, physiological sensing, human assistance, augmentation, and prosthetics; surgery, haptics, and teleoperation; robots in extreme environments such as air, space or undersea; agricultural robots.

· Topics in high-density and efficient power electronics and motor drives in mobile robots


Connections to Manufacturing, Engineering Education, Human Systems/Factors are strongly encouraged.


We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the university achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities.



Required qualifications:

· Earned doctorate in engineering, computer science or related discipline by the time of appointment

· Demonstrated research capability

· Commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank


Desired qualifications:

· Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching


Application Instructions


Application deadline is February 25, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:


· Cover letter

· Curriculum Vitae

· Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)

· Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)

· Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion* (one page maximum)

· Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Sangram Redkar via email at


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