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Associate/Assistant Professor- Robotics Engineering

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
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Widener University School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of associate or assistant professor in the newly established robotics engineering major starting fall 2018. Widener University is leading the region with the introduction of a new robotics engineering major and is among a few pioneering institutions offering this exciting opportunity nationwide. Responsibilities include teaching and developing courses (including laboratory and design courses) for the robotics engineering undergraduate and graduate curricula, research and service. The successful candidate is expected to publish his/her scholarly work in peer-reviewed technical journals, and develop and sustain an externally funded research program.


Required: Earned doctorate in robotics engineering or a closely-related field with research or industrial experience in robotics; Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in robotics engineering, and in one or more of the following areas: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, artificial intelligence. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate engineering education; Demonstrated ability or potential for scholarly work of high caliber and for securing extramural funding within their areas of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to advise/mentor students and to work collegially in support of the continuing growth of the new robotics engineering major and the School of Engineering; Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Preferred: Expertise in the application of robotics including, but not limited to, advanced manufacturing, process automation, autonomous systems, collaborative and adaptive robots; Relevant industrial experience.


Application Process: Complete application packet in PDF format must include a cover letter highlighting the applicant's qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three references with a brief description of their professional relationship with the applicant. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and applications will be handled confidentially throughout the screening process until finalists are selected for campus visits. Applicants must apply online at


Notes: The School of Engineering is located on the main campus in Chester, PA, and consists of six departments of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and the recently approved Robotics Engineering with 550 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Engineering has been expanding its academic programs and has been experiencing a steady growth in enrollment and stature. For further information about Widener Engineering, please visit our website at


Widener University, an independent, metropolitan institution, offers programs at three campuses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. About 7000 graduate and undergraduate students attend Widener University in eight degree-granting schools/colleges. The main campus sits on 108 acres (.44 km²), just 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Philadelphia city center and is part of Greater Philadelphia.


For more information about the University, please visit our website at