The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for a non-tenure-track position of Research Assistant Professor in the area of robotics. The specific subjects of interest include planning, manipulation, human-robot interaction, reinforcement learning, and SLAM. Depending on the candidate's background and interest, the appointment could be housed in either the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) or the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (LCSEE).
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.