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Open Faculty Positions in Autonomous Systems


College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder is currently seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of autonomous systems. This position is part of the long-term growth plans for the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), and supports the new Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme ( We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The position is open at all levels, with emphasis on applicants at the Assistant Professor level. We are interested in candidates who can complement current expertise and contribute to the Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme through fundamental disciplinary autonomy research and/or application-specific use of autonomous system technology.

This position will be rostered in one of the following departments: Aerospace Engineering Sciences; Computer Science; Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering; or Mechanical Engineering. In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to engage with various research institutions on campus, such as the ATLAS Institute or the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP). Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics or a related field.

Autonomous systems interact with human partners for extended periods of time, sometimes at remote distances and promise improved safety, reliability, efficiency, adaptability, resiliency, usability, affordability, and previously unattainable capabilities. Networked cyber-physical systems pervade modern society. The Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme (ASIRT) investigates how smart, safe, and secure autonomy can expand and exploit the full capabilities of these networked systems. This theme convenes faculty from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder with expertise in robotics, cyber-security, verification and validation, control theory, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, machine learning, network science, formal methods, and human-robot interaction. 

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Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. Candidates whose expertise cuts across engineering and related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. Potential faculty members applying to the Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme at the University of Colorado Boulder should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, the department(s) where they would like to be rostered, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their future plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research. 

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


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Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter stating your research areas (1 page).
  3. Statement describing your goals related to teaching (2 - 3 pages).
  4. Statement describing your goals related to research (2 - 3 pages).
  5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential.
The position will remain open until filled, though for full consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2018.

Posting Contact Name: Eric Frew

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