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Lecturer (all ranks) in Engineering (Robotics) Programs

Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona 85212
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Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Lecturer (all ranks) in Engineering (Robotics) Programs

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineeringat Arizona State Universityand The Polytechnic School at (ASU) and (TPS) seeks applicants for a lecturer (all ranks) position in robotics and autonomous systems. Appointments may be at Principal Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2020. This position is non-tenure track. It is anticipated that the contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and the needs of the unit.

The Polytechnic School, one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has an energetic engineering (electrical systems/robotics/manufacturing) research community. To advance this area, we will look for 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: Teach core Undergraduate Robotics courses at ASU Poly, Teach core robotics courses as part of the MS in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at ASU Tempe and ASU Poly, Develop a leadership role creating on-line courses, Develop a leadership role in Universal Learning to create certificate courses and workforce development courses.


The School seeks candidates who have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning, will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, and valuing entrepreneurship. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are expected to adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses.


Application Instructions




Application deadline is March 27, 2020. 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 Teaching Interests and Philosophy (four pages maximum)

  • Contact Information for Three (3) References




Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Sugar; Thomas.Sugar@asu.edu




Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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/.)



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Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD degree in engineering or computer science or a related field to robotics by the time of appointment

  • Evidence of teaching excellence

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


Desired Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to teaching



Posted: 2020-02-11 Expires: 2020-03-12

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