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Lecturer in Robotics

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Application documents should be sent to: robotics@umd.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 111041
Title: Lecturer
Functional Title: Lecturer in Robotics
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: ENGR-Institute for Systems Research
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Maryland Robotics Center at the University of Maryland seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer starting June 2018. The position will have full-time teaching responsibilities central to the Master of Engineering Program in Robotics (http://www.robotics.umd.edu/engr) and will generally involve teaching 5-6 courses (possibly with associated labs) per year.

Our program curriculum is designed to build understanding and expertise in robotics design, modeling, control systems, autonomous vehicle planning and perception, machine learning, and human-robot interaction. With a range of technical electives, students are able to tailor their coursework towards their area of interest in robotics including artificial intelligence, computer vision and perception, space and planetary robotics, robot kinematics and dynamics, control, networked robotic systems, robotics at micro and Nano scale, and rehabilitation robotics.

We seek applicants who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching, hands-on learning, mentoring and active engagement with the students. The ideal candidate will incorporate creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student learning experience, help assist students in the use of lab equipment, as well as be committed to advising and service. Courses are taught in on-campus and remote site formats, and may be expanded to online in the future. Courses generally take place between 4:00-10:00pm.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field, and classroom teaching experience with proven excellence designing and teaching a variety of robotics-related courses. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate interest in and potential for outstanding teaching and ability to innovate and adopt various teaching methods in the classroom and labs.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a 1-2 page teaching statement that also highlights the applicant’s primary course interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available) and contact information for at least three references.

The application documents should be sent to robotics@umd.edu

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Additional Information:

As per current guidelines, Lecturers are appointed to an initial 1-year term, with the intention of renewal with demonstrated successful performance. Applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented on engineering faculties are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Date: 11/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/01/2018
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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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