Assistant Professor - Construction Automation and Robotics

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York (US)
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

Assistant Professor - Construction Automation and Robotics - Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Location: Stony Brook University - West Campus

Open Date:

Nov 28, 2022


Feb 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of automated construction for the fall 2023 semester. We seek a candidate with an outstanding promise to develop a research and scholarship program that will lead to innovations in the integration of robotics, computer engineering and/or computer science for the manufacturing and construction of urban infrastructure. Desired expertise includes large-scale additive manufacturing, robotics, automated design and control, sensing technology, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), virtual reality, and augmented reality for construction. Of high interest is the candidate's potential to advance innovations in robotic and automated construction to improve the performance, resilience, and sustainability of built civil infrastructure.

Applicants should have background knowledge in civil, environmental, or construction engineering with an emphasis on manufacturing and construction processes. Fundamental knowledge in robotics, AI, ML, and computing is preferred. Of the highest importance are the candidates' intellectual depth and promise in research and teaching. Additional preferred qualifications are the applicant's ability to create synergy with existing research expertise in the civil department, and the ability to conduct multidisciplinary research.

Responsibilities for the position include developing a robust externally funded research program, pursuing high-impact scholarly research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as part of the civil engineering curricula, advising and guiding students, and becoming engaged in outreach and professional activities.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Stony Brook University is committed to building a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that provides a welcoming environment to everyone by fostering a respectful and tolerant community of scholars. The recruitment of faculty with diverse talents, skills, backgrounds, and experiences is thus of particular importance; and such diversity will be given strong consideration in the evaluation of candidates for this search.


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a field closely related to the position focus, such as construction, electrical, mechanical, and computer science applicable to construction robotics in hand by July, 2023. Background knowledge in civil, environmental, or construction engineering with emphasis on manufacturing and construction processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fundamental knowledge in robotics, AI, ML, and computing. Research contributions as demonstrated by publications and/or awards. Potential for securing externally supported research, particularly at the federal level. Past teaching experience and performance, with specific emphasis on the capability of handling a teaching environment similar to that of Stony Brook. A professional engineer's license or the potential to obtain one. Ability to create synergy with existing research expertise. Ability to conduct intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Application Instructions

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Applications received prior to February 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Candidates who apply on or after February 1, 2023 will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The below documents are required and must be submitted through Interfolio.

Please upload the following:

• a cover letter

• curriculum vitae

• statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and diversity.

• Three representative publications.

• contact information for four professional references.


All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application. For technical support, please visit Interfolio's support site ( or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at or (877) 997-8807.

Applicant inquiries can be sent to Erin Giuliano (

Department description: As one of the only two comprehensive (Bachelors to Ph.D.) civil engineering programs within the State University of New York, the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University is playing a key role in addressing critical infrastructure challenges regionally and globally. The department is a partner of the New York State (NYS) Center for Clean Water Technology, the NYS Infrastructure, Transportation, and Security Center, and the Atlantic Marine Energy Center. Faculty also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERT), the Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation. Collaborative opportunities also exist with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, both of which are less than 30 miles from campus.

SBU campus description: Stony Brook University, one of four research intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also, part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Special Notes:

This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023


In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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