Professor (all ranks) in Human Robot Interaction and Human Robot Teaming
Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Required Education: Doctorate
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) or Human-Robot Teaming. The School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, one of the seven Fulton Schools, includes faculty working on a variety of topics such as robotics, optimization, natural language processing, computer vision, automated planning, knowledge representation, machine learning and cybersecurity. We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, collaborative robotics, physical human-robot interaction, human activity and motion modeling, machine learning and deep learning for HRI, game theory and information theory for HRI, human-in-the-loop reasoning and learning, explainability and interpretability of collaborative behavior, relational reasoning and interaction modeling, social robotics, human-robot swarms and teams, language models for interaction, mental models and theory of mind for HRI. Successful applicants will join a thriving robotics community at ASU with more than 25 dedicated faculty, a graduate program in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and strong interdisciplinary collaborations. Learn more at: https://research.engineering.asu.edu/
We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities.
This search is part of ASU’s engagement with the Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.
Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence is currently the most involved in the interest of this research.
Application deadline is January 8, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:
Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging*
Contact information for three references
*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.
For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Heni Ben Amor via email at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Earned doctorate in Computer Science or closely related discipline by the time of appointment
Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank; and
Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
Track record in conducting real-world experiments involving robots and human participants
Record of acquiring external funding and publication in top-tier journals/conferences as appropriate to the candidate’s rank.