The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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2017-11-152017-12-15

Assistant or Associate Professor of Interactive & Expressive Robotics

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85281
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  • Job Code
    12184
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Interactive & Expressive Robotics

School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University – Tempe Campus

The School of Arts, Media, Engineering (https://artsmediaengineering.asu.edu) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (https://semte.engineering.asu.edu),partoftheIraA. FultonSchoolsofEngineeringat Arizona State University are seeking outstanding candidates for a joint tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2018 in the area of Interactive Robotics. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in development of platforms, architectures, and algorithms, for humanoid or non-humanoid robotics. Specific areas of interest for this position include the design of robotic systems that are capable of non-trivial expressive interaction, with or without human-interaction, including elements of improvisation and creativity, as well as ensembles of animated physical objects.  Appointment may be made at the Assistant or Associate rank commensurate with candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

The tenure home is expected to be in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. Although a joint appointment may be in any of the IrAFulton Schools of Engineering, the Mechanical Engineering program (SEMTE), Biomedical Engineering program (School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering), Computer Science program (School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision System Engineering), or Electrical Engineering (School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering) currently the most involved in the interest areas of the search. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in fostering inter-disciplinary scholarly collaboration: including but not limited to engineering, science, health, arts, and/or humanities.

Arizona State University’s model for the New American University dissolves the barriers between disciplines and fosters collaboration among diverse units. We also assume major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround us. ASU is a place where local solutions have a global impact. More than 100,000 students and 3,400 faculty make ASU their academic home in the metropolitan Phoenix area – the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, welcoming students from all fifty states and more than a hundred nations across the globe.

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering include nearly 20,000 students and over 330 faculty members who conduct nearly $100 million in research, spanning a broad range of engineering, construction, and technology fields. The schools’ educational programs emphasize problem solving, entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary interactions, social context, and connections.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is a vibrant example of the philosophy of a New American University. The institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. In addition to the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, the Herberger Institute comprises The Design School, the Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre and Film, as well as the ASU Art Museum. The institute is part of a university community comprising four differentiated campuses, each positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering is a leading transdisciplinary program in media arts and sciences. The appointee's efforts will merge with efforts of other faculty for the achievement of significant advancements in experiential media and more broadly the relation between culture and computing. The appointee is expected to further existing research connections between the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the IraA. Fulton Schools of Engineering in areas of common interest related to the appointee’s interests and strengths , be involved in the development of new undergraduate and graduate curriculum in Digital Culture, and further develop our connections to industry.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a specialization in autonomous or semi-autonomous systems, or robotics 
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or Masters levels 
  • Evidence of ability to define, lead and obtain support for PhD research

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability and willingness to collaborate on creative applications
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to non-specialized audiences  
  • Ability to mentor graduate students or advanced undergraduates in research projects 
  • A candidate with experience in research and education spanning arts, design, humanities and engineering

Application Instructions:

Screening of candidates will begin December 11, 2017; Reviews will occur weekly thereafter until the search is closed.  Apply at: https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/.  Candidates will be asked to submit the following documents through their Interfolio Dossier.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching vision (consistent with the transdisciplinary nature at AME)
  • Three to five representative publications and/or media products
  • Contact information for three to five references

For more information, please email: Dr. Panagiotis Artemiadis at panagiotis.artemiadis@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

 

Categories

  • Mechanical Engineering - Design
  • Mechanical Engineering - Electronics / Photonics
  • Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Code

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