Assistant (Tenure Track), Associate (Tenured), or Full Professor in Autonomous Systems

  • Professional
  • Irvine, CA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: June 24, 2024

University of California, Irvine

Convergence of controls, sensor circuits, computing, and communications with physical devices such as automobiles, air vehicles, and robots is leading to increasing levels of autonomy in a wide variety of domains. These span several industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. Furthermore, with the increase in the capabilities of artificial intelligence technology, the responsibility allocated to an autonomous system, or a team of autonomous systems, has increased significantly. Added to this is the emergence of shared autonomy between the human and robotic systems in collaborative tasks. As a result, autonomous systems need to be designed to facilitate the development and maintenance of high levels of human operator trust in and effective interaction with autonomous systems to achieve these goals.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for an open-rank position as Assistant (Tenure Track), Associate (Tenured), or Full Professor in the broad area of robotics and autonomous systems. Topics range across all possible topics including, but are not limited to, machine vision for robotics, reinforcement learning, field and algorithmic robotics, and human-robot interaction.

At the time of hire, applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited university. Successful candidates will be innovative leaders who can develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, and provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek faculty who are committed to diversity as well as diverse faculty who will be role models for our students. Applications should include a cover letter, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, provide three relevant papers, including journals, or conference papers that are published or accepted for publication, an inclusive excellence activities statement that reflects past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications should be submitted electronically at The screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application.

The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.