Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at Columbus State University (CSU) invites applications for a full time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering with an expected start date of August 2021. Columbus State is leading the region with a new Bachelor's and Master's of Science degree in Robotics Engineering and is one of the few pioneering institutions offering this exciting opportunity with a 4+1 option. This innovative program was designed in partnership with industry and military experts.


Columbus State University expects faculty to be involved in a balance of teaching, research, and service activities. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration; demonstrate an exceptional ability to function as part of a team with University faculty and the local community; and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Robotics Engineering, oversee student research, and advise students. Candidates must be able to develop and design new courses and laboratories in Robotics Engineering.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, or closely related field, with expertise in the fields of robotics or mechatronics.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise and achievement in computer vision, machine intelligence, embedded systems design, and/or artificial intelligence with application in robotics
  • Expertise in the application of robotics including, but not limited to human-robot interaction, robotic manipulation, soft robotics, applications of robots in space, or military applications of robotics
  • Significant experience designing, building, and operating robots.
  • Experience with community outreach

Required Documents to Attach

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Service
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Floyd Jackson, Professor, Interim Chair, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-569-3031; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for an interview. Applicants must meet the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

*Please note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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