Robotics Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Practice Positions

The School of Engineering at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for multiple positions at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Practice in Robotics starting fall 2019.   We seek outstanding and energetic candidates to expand robotics course offerings and to help establish a modern robotics curriculum.  Candidates should have background and experience in teaching, research, and practice related to robotics systems, software, design, and analysis.   Knowledge in the contemporary robotics tools for middleware, embedded systems, visualization, simulation, motion planning, sensing and control is preferred.  Additional experience in related areas, such as manufacturing, human-machine interaction, machine learning, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science is highly desirable.  In addition to contributing to the robotics curriculum and pedagogy, qualified candidates will have opportunities to engage in active research programs in robotics and automation.

The School of Engineering has approximately 175 faculty, 3600 undergraduates, and 600 graduate students, and is in a period of growth.  These positions are expected to complement and augment existing strengths in robotics, automation, mechatronics, and manufacturing.  Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratory sessions in robotics and related areas, and to participate in activities that strengthen the School of Engineering, Rensselaer, and the broader Rensselaer community.

Applications must include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, accomplishments and goals (no more than three pages), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. Please apply through the RPI HR portal. Please direct any questions to Prof. John Wen at

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.