Professor (All ranks) in Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Artificial Intelligence – ASU


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the area of robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence (AI). The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE), one of the seven Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant and dynamic research community in robotics, controls, and autonomous systems (learn more at http://robotics.asu.edu and http://ras.engineering.asu.edu). We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, reconfigurable and soft robotics, bio-inspired robotics, assistive/rehabilitation robotics, human-machine interfaces, micro/nano robotics, multi-robot systems, control of and over networks, data-driven control, nonlinear systems and control, and applications of AI to robotics, controls, and autonomous systems.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the university to 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. 

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with the Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. 

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
  • Commitment to mentoring students and delivering courses in multiple technology-enhanced formats, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed.  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 https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ 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, Inclusion and Belonging*
  • 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 Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.  All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Professor Hyunglae Lee and Professor Spring Berman, via email at hyunglae.lee@asu.edu and spring.berman@asu.edu.