Research Faculty (Intelligent Control Department Head) - Pennsylvania State University in University Park Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

United States

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Research Faculty (Intelligent Control Department Head)

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a university center of excellence in Defense science and technologies, with a focus on advanced technology naval applications and related areas.  ARL is accepting applications for the position of Department Head for the Intelligent Control Department in the Information Science and Technology (IST) Division.  The Intelligent Control Department conducts basic and applied research related to the development of innovative control and machine learning mechanisms for non-traditional, cognitive, autonomous, distributed, and highly nonlinear systems.

Responsibilities include: Directing a small group of research engineers and faculty; pursue excellence in research by executing funded research; supervision of  junior colleagues; seek external research funds; interface with sponsors, and represent the Information Science and Technology Division in areas related to Intelligent Systems; and assemble and support relevant parts of the strategic plans of the Division.  Since ARL is an integral part of the Penn State University System, our research faculty collaborates with faculty from academic departments and advanced research centers.  Research faculty is also encouraged to associate themselves with academic departments of the university. Such associations allow them to teach courses and supervise undergraduate, graduate, and PhD theses.

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or any related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of experience in one or more the following fields is required: Machine Intelligence; Sensor Fusion; Multi-Robot collaboration; distributed decision and control; cognitive systems; and social networks. Experience in Autonomous Systems is preferred. YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY; please note your U.S. citizenship status in your resume.

Electronically apply via email to Job #: HH-36415 at  PLEASE INSERT JOB NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION about the Applied Research Laboratory or current position vacancies, visit our web site at

The Pennsylvania State University/Applied Research Laboratory offers an exceptional benefits package, including a 75% tuition discount for employees, their spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.


Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume