Harvey Mudd College, Postdoc Program (PIC)

Position ID:Harvey Mudd College-PIC-PIC [#15646]
Position Title: Post-doctoral position in Interdisciplinary Computing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering / robotics
Computational, Quantitative or Systems Biology
Behavior / Animal behavior
microbial ecology
Computational Biology (more...)
Appl Deadline:2020/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2019/12/05, updated 2019/12/04, listed until 2020/09/30)
Position Description:    

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Harvey Mudd College invites applications for postdoctoral scholars in the area of multi-robot planning and control, (see more detail on research areas below). The goal of the program is to train future college faculty who combine an interdisciplinary research program with skills in computing and a passion for teaching.

Each three-year postdoctoral position will come with a salary of $75K/year and will combine training in computer science, development of an interdisciplinary computational research program, and mentoring in teaching.

Year 1: The post-doctoral scholar will audit two CS courses per semester, and collaborate with their HMC faculty advisor on research. Year 2: The post-doctoral scholar will contribute to teaching in two computational courses, one taught by their advisor and one by a CS faculty member (CS teaching supervisor), while continuing to do research with their advisor. Year 3: Postdocs will contribute teaching computational courses as well as continuing their research. Third year teaching opportunities may include teaching their own computational courses, serving as instructional staff in existing courses, or helping design and teach new courses.

We’re looking for applicants in the following area:

Multi-Robot Planning and Control - Within HMC's Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics (https://www.lair.hmc.edu/), students and faculty are investigating new planning and control techniques motivated by autonomous underwater robot systems. The lab is currently focussed on three key projects: intelligent shipwreck search via AUVs, autonomous tracking and following of shark aggregations, and underwater micro-robot systems. Interested applicants should have conducted their Ph.D. research in on or more of the following areas: multi-robot control, distributed state estimation, multi-robot task or motion planning, underwater robot systems, and micro-robotics. The scholar will collaborate with LAIR director, Dr. Christopher Clark, who can be reached via email clark@hmc.edu to answer any questions.

Applications are being accepted for positions beginning in Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, research interests which align with one of the target areas, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Therefore, a demonstrated interest in teaching, mentoring, and supporting students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM is among the criteria for appointment.

Interested candidates should submit their application materials via the academic jobs online portal (link needed). Application materials include:

1. Cover Letter - To further assist the search committee in its screening process, your cover letter should address your interest in the PIC program at Harvey Mudd College: explain which of the four postdoctoral mentors you would want to work with and why, and how the pedagogical training program would fit into your career goals.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Research Statement - A statement about your research program and how it would interface with the research program of the designated mentor, including potential research projects for undergraduates, (typically 2-3 pages).

4. Teaching Statement - A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you teach or would like to teach (typically 1-2 pages).

5. Inclusive Excellence Statement - A statement about inclusive teaching and scholarship: describe your interests, experiences, and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion within your teaching and research, (typically 1-2 pages).

6.References - Names of at least three potential recommenders.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, with the first evaluation period starting January 1, 2020.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
301 Platt Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

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