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Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

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The Contextual Robotics Institute invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in robotics.

The Institute is focused on the design of robot systems that empower people in their daily lives across work, home, and leisure. Major foci for the Institute include human augmented autonomy, robots in health and work applications, and systems to assist first responders.

The appointment will be in the Jacobs School of Engineering, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (MAE), or Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). New faculty will be supported in building and maintaining a strong research program in the broader area of robotics, to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels in their respective discipline, and to engage with the research program within the Institute and broader community. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field.

More than 40 multidisciplinary faculty are part of the Institute, and work across the Schools of Engineering, Social Sciences, and the Division of Arts and Humanities, including MAE, ECE, CSE, Cognitive Science, Communication, and Music. The Institute has significant infrastructure for research for most aspects of robotics and has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research.

The Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body ( Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. Examples of contributions to diversity include, but are not limited to, developing strategies for the educational or professional advancement of students from underrepresented groups; efforts to advance equitable access and diversity in education; and activities such as recruitment, retention, and mentoring or advising of underrepresented students or new faculty. For additional information regarding contributions to diversity and how they are weighted by the hiring committee, please visit

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RANK AND SALARY: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Candidates applying by January 27, 2017 will be given full consideration.

MATERIALS: Candidates should submit: (i) a cover letter including specific synergies envisioned with our faculty, please indicate which department(s) (CSE/ECE/MAE) for which you wish to be considered, (ii) a curriculum vitae, which includes a list of publications and professional activities, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, (v) a statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see, and (vi) the names and email addresses of 3 references.

All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UC San Diego Academic Personnel On Line Recruit at:

Inquiries: Mindy Schroeder,

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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San Diego, CA

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