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Assistant Professor, Robotics Engineering - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492768
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the robotics engineering department with expertise in mechatronics, automation, mobile robots, medical robots, embedded systems, or artificial intelligence, starting Fall 2022. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package along with a professional environment designed to enhance career development.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The School of Engineering holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, & inclusion, including representation on the Faculty Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Leadership and Inclusion Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in subjects such as mobile robots, programmable logic control, mechatronics, embedded systems, object-oriented programming, robot operating system, robotic vision, autonomous systems, machine learning, or artificial intelligence.
  • Publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed technical journals.
  • Develop and sustain an externally funded research program.
  • Advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Work collegially in support of the continuing growth of the biomedical engineering department and the School of Engineering.
  • Participate in faculty governance, and service to the profession, the university and the community.
  • Participate in evening or weekend activities outreach.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Earned doctorate degree in robotics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in subjects such as controls, embedded systems, computer vision, autonomous systems, collaborative robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or adaptive robots.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in engineering education.

Preferred:

  • Relevant industrial or research experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Teach evening, weekend, or online classes.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

The School of Engineering consists of six departments of biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering, and offers both undergraduate and masters’ programs in a professional environment designed to enhance career development. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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