Harvard University

Tenure-track Position in Robotics

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Robotics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. We invite applications in the broadly defined areas of dynamics and control; perception, autonomy and machine learning; and human-robot interaction. However, applications from strong candidates in all areas of robotics and automation will also be considered.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training. In particular, we are looking for broadly educated and multidisciplinary applicants who can interact with a wide range of faculty in robotics and other areas of SEAS. Priority will be given to the overall potential of the candidate. Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the expected start date.

Robotics research at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, an excellent location relative to neighboring schools and Harvard’s teaching hospitals, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Information about SEAS robotics research is available at robotics.harvard.edu and SEAS's current faculty, research, and educational programs is available at www.seas.harvard.edu.

Required application documents are a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. SEAS is a highly interdisciplinary environment without traditional departments; but, the teaching statement should indicate a primary teaching area (e.g. computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering). In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate's undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2019, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9361.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Last updated: 2020-01-18