Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

The Polytechnic School

Professor (all ranks) in Autonomous Systems

Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in Autonomous Systems (Human Systems Engineering.) Areas of interest include autonomous vehicles, human-autonomy teaming, and human factors issues related to human interaction with autonomous systems in domains including medicine, education, sports, transportation, military systems, and robotics. The originality and potential impact of each candidate’s work are higher priorities than the specific area of research.

The Human Systems Engineering program at The Polytechnic School includes faculty working on a variety of topics in human systems engineering including human interactions with technologies and systems associated with driving, medicine, learning, robots and other automation, sports, aviation and unmanned vehicles, and cyber security. Extensive collaborations exist across the university, including the Arts, Media and Engineering programs, Graphic Information Technology, the Center for Embedded Systems and the Center for Ubiquitous Computing. The current opening is intended to broaden this expertise and expand collaborations.

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt innovative educational practices in graduate and undergraduate education, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities. ASU strongly encourages transdisciplinary collaboration and use-inspired, socially relevant research. Successful candidates will be encouraged to expand expertise and collaborations in these areas.

Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2018. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The Polytechnic School is currently the most involved in the interest areas of this research.


Required qualifications:

  • Earned PhD, or terminal degree, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:

  • Record of acquiring external funding and publication in top-tier journals/conferences as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
  • Commitment to participating on and leading transdisciplinary teams addressing problems of high societal impact


Review of applications will begin December 27, 2017; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement Describing Research Interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Contact Information for Three References

For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Gray at robgray@asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Please see ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and ASU’s Title IX policy can be located at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.