Faculty Positions at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute

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Important dates for faculty positions that begin Fall 2023:

  • Application opens: August 02, 2022
  • Teaching Track early review deadline: October 2, 2022
  • Application Closes: December 8, 2022.

Teaching Track Position

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has an opening for a Teaching Faculty member. Teaching track faculty are responsible for teaching courses and enjoy the flexibility and opportunity to engage in broader aspects of our educational programs, including to pursue research, advise undergraduate students or teams, design or participate in outreach programs for students and teachers, create new courses, explore and experiment with new teaching methodologies, write course materials including books and online resources or other related interests. Teaching is usually in our core courses alongside other faculty, providing critical insight on pedagogy and maintaining overall learning outcomes, but some teaching track faculty also teach in specialized areas.

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. with deep expertise in robotics and a background of demonstrated excellence and dedication to teaching. Candidates must be prepared to teach extensive lecture courses at the advanced undergraduate and introductory/intermediate graduate-level and also be prepared to work with the existing faculty of the department to establish, improve, and standardize the curriculum.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and underrepresented minority students.  Applicants looking for a primarily research-based position or those who are looking to teach solely advanced courses are not a good fit for this position. Positions include Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, Teaching Professor.

For more information about teaching faculty appointments at Carnegie Mellon, please read the https://www.cmu.edu/policies/faculty/appointments-teaching-track.html

Review of teaching track applications will begin in the Fall, and we encourage candidates for the teaching track to submit their application by the early review deadline of October 2, 2022.

For any questions regarding applications, please email ri_hiring@ri.cmu.edu.

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