Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Robotics Institute Director Search

Description

The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an energetic and visionary leader for the position of Full Professor and Director of the Robotics Institute. The Robotics Institute (RI), one of seven academic units in the School, is the world’s premier academic and research Robotics department, with 64 Robotics faculty, offering a Robotics Ph.D. program as well as three Master’s programs and undergraduate majors. RI facilities include 200,000 square feet at the Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh campus and at the National Robotics Engineering Center. The successful candidate, who will report directly to the Dean of the School of Computer Science, will embody key qualities at the heart of RI’s vigor. These include: leadership, commitment to diversity and inclusion, commercialization experience, contractual expertise, mentorship, compassion, research vision, thought leadership, social awareness, educational vision. The Director’s office currently includes the following Associate Directors, who support the Robotics Institute along multiple critical dimensions: Associate Director for Finance and Administration; Associate Director for Faculty; and, Associate Director for Education.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and should have an outstanding record of (i) research productivity with significant impact on research and practice, as demonstrated through publication record, peer-reviewed extramural funding, and external recognitions; (ii) teaching and other educational contributions at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels; (iii) leadership in interdisciplinary research initiatives; (iv) commitment to nurture Carnegie Mellon’s inclusive and culturally diverse environment; (v) productive academic leadership and service. Prior administrative experience is desirable, but not required.

Application Instructions

Priority will be given to applications received by October 30, 2019. Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae to notify us of their interest in the position. For any questions regarding applications, please email Illah Nourbakhsh at illah@cs.cmu.edu.

Search Committee

Illah Nourbakhsh
Search Committee Chair
K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies
Sarah Conte
Academic Program Manager
Robotics Institute
Kris Kitani
Associate Research Professor 
Robotics Institute
Jean Oh
Systems Scientist
Robotics Institute
Tanvir Parhar
Research Associate
Robotics Institute
Nancy Pollard
Professor
Robotics Institute and Computer Science Department
Steve Smith
Research Professor
Robotics Institute
Katia Sycara
Research Professor
Robotics Institute
Zeynep Temel
Assistant Professor
Robotics Institute
David Wettergreen
Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Associate Director for Education
Director, Robotics Ph.D. Program

Interview Committee

Henny Admoni
Assistant Professor
Robotics Institute
Dimi Apostolopoulos
Senior Systems Scientist
Robotics Institute
Kim Baraka
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Victoria Dean
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Allie Del Giorno
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Nick Gisolfi
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Oliver Kroemer
Assistant Professor
Robotics Institute
Lynnetta Miller
Assistant to the Director
Robotics Institute
Mohammadreza Mousaei
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Matt O'Toole
Assistant Professor
Robotics Institute
Reid Simmons
Research Professor
Robotics Institute
Aaron Steinfeld
Associate Research Professor
Robotics Institute
Matt Travers
Systems Scientist
Robotics Institute
Daniel Vedova
Masters Student
Robotics Institute
Cheryl Wehrer
Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Robotics Institute
Wenzhen Yuan
Assistant Professor
Robotics Institute