[ros-users] job opening: Asst Director, Robotics MS Program at Northwestern University

Kevin Lynch kmlynch at northwestern.edu
Tue Jul 23 14:02:59 UTC 2013

Assistant Director, Robotics MS Program at Northwestern University

The MS Program in Robotics at Northwestern University invites applications
for the position of Assistant Director.  The Assistant Director position is
a non-tenure-track faculty position.  The Assistant Director works under
the general guidance of the Director, and with the assistance of a Program
Administrator, to assure the implementation of the curriculum and to manage
day-to-day operations of the program.  Specific responsibilities include:

* Teaching or co-teaching 2-3 courses per year (quarter system)

* Overseeing the curriculum and coordinating with course instructors

* Program operations, budget development and management, and assuring
compliance with university policies

* Providing student services and advising on course and career options

* Marketing, recruitment, and admissions

* Event planning and speaker series organization

* Industry relations

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a robotics-related field, or an
MS and several years of work experience in robotics, and will be an
energetic, self-motivated, and organized person.  Applicants should have
strong background in the practice of robotics, including experience with
ROS, and a general knowledge of the robotics industry.  Work experience in
higher education---teaching, research, and/or administration---is

The MS Program in Robotics is interdepartmental, with strong affiliations
with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as the Segal Design
Institute and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  Northwestern's US
campuses are in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, on the shores of Lake
Michigan, and the home of the MS program is on the main campus in Evanston.

Electronic applications only: please send your CV and a cover letter with a
statement of career goals, as well as courses in robotics that you can
teach, to Professor Kevin Lynch, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at
the following email address:

    RoboticsAD at northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer.  Women and individuals in underrepresented groups are encouraged
to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United

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