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  • Assistant Research Professor, The Maryland Robotics Center

    Job posting:

    The Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) at the University of Maryland, College Park, has an opening for a Professional Track (non-tenure track) Assistant Research Professor with primarily research responsibilities as well as some teaching responsibilities. We seek multiple dynamic, forward-thinking, and highly qualified individuals whose expertise fits into, but is not limited to, the following:

    Autonomy as applied to sensors and actuators, controls, planning, and the understanding of the basis for autonomous robots; new biological insights into complex kinematics and enabling mechanisms of air, ground, underwater systems; miniature autonomous robotic systems; design, fabrication, and testing of novel robotic platforms (e.g., soft robotic systems, miniature robotic platforms, and robotic platforms based on multifunctional structures and/or sustainable power); computer vision and perception for autonomous robots in challenging environments (e.g., underwater, highly cluttered natural scenes); cooperative and collaborative control of swarms of autonomous robots.
    The position will have teaching responsibilities central to the Master of Engineering in Robotics Program ( and will generally involve teaching 2-3 courses per year (teaching load can be determined according to candidate’s expertise and interest).

    Applicants should be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers with demonstrated capacity for independent research and/or teaching. Applicants are required to have obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field by June 1, 2020.
    We recognize that strength comes through diversity and actively seek and welcome people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.
    Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the applicant, the quality and originality of the applicant’s research, and teaching experiences.

    The MRC professional track faculty members will have access to the full range of talent and resources available at the Maryland Robotics Center, and will interact broadly with a group of Center faculty to carry out interdisciplinary research with potential significant societal impact to address global issues of food security, environmental health, and human health.
    We expect to offer multiple positions with funding guaranteed for one year. Renewing beyond the first year is subject to funding availability and performance. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.
    1. Applicant’s CV, including publication list.
    2. 1-2 page description of the candidate research experience and future research interest and teaching interest
    3. Contact information for at least three references
    The applicants should submit 1 and 2 as a single file (pdf format required) named Applicant’s LastName_MRCFY19FACULTY with the subject line of the email: MRC FY19 FACULTY APPLICATION. The application and questions should be directed to:

    Best consideration date: 01/31/2020