United States Naval Academy, Weapons, Robotics and Control Engineering Department Annapolis, MD, USA
Nov 05, 2019Full time
The Weapons, Robotics, and Control (WRC) Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin as early as the Fall semester of 2020. Candidates with a background in embedded systems, sensor networks, and/or cyber physical systems are particularly encouraged to apply although all qualified candidates will be considered. The WRC department is a mix of civilian and military professors whose focus is on quality instruction in small classes that average no more than twenty students. Engineering labs are equipped with state of the art cyber-physical automation and control testbeds, machine vision and robotics platforms, and rapid prototyping tools. A permanent technical staff works closely with the faculty to support a deep commitment to project based learning, embodied by the “design spine” that runs through the major. Faculty in the department represent a broad range of academic disciplines and work closely with counterparts in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science for both research and undergraduate education. Candidates with a background in embedded systems, sensor networks, and/or cyber physical systems are particularly encouraged to apply although all qualified candidates will be considered. USNA is uniquely positioned to support interdisciplinary research, particularly in cyber physical systems. Hopper Hall, opening in the Fall of 2020, will be the Navy’s academic center for cyber research and education. Among many bespoke lab facilities, Hopper Hall will house a 100,000 gallon pool with aerial and aquatic motion capture systems for cooperative multi-domain robotics, a fully instrumented high bay for aerial robotics, and a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) for classified research. All tenure track faculty are expected to produce peer reviewed research and contribute to their academic communities. USNA is among the most geographically diverse colleges in the United States. The student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen, is composed of undergraduates from all 50 states and 29 countries. We seek candidates who are interested in contributing to our diverse academic community, and who support and demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education. In addition to academics, opportunities exist for faculty involvement in a broad range of midshipmen activities such as summer sailing programs and varsity and club-level athletics. This is a 10-month, tenure-track federal excepted service position. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.