Visiting Scholar Position: Department of Automation and Systems – UFSC, Brazil

The Department of Automation and Systems (DAS) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, invites candidates for two visiting scholar positions in the research area of automation and systems such as control systems theory; networked control systems; robotics; automation and mechatronic systems; computational and embedded systems; industrial and wireless networks; modeling verification and synthesis of discrete event systems; software engineering; real time systems; modeling, control and optimization of traffic systems; and control, optimization and automation for energy and oil systems.

The Visiting Scholar may be either an established faculty member (having at least five years of PhD), possibly in connection with a sabbatical leave, or an active but retired investigator having interest in collaborating with the faculty body, graduate and post-grad students. It is mandatory that the candidate is a resident of a country other than Brazil. The appointment will be for a minimum of one year with the possibility of extension to a maximum period of four years. The salary will be approximately 15000 BRL (around 4600 USD) gross per month.

Main tasks within the area of control and automation engineering: (a) teaching one course (in English) per year at graduate level; (b) supervision or co-supervision of graduate students (including agreements for Cotutelle of Doctoral Thesis); and (c) commitment to build a long term collaboration with the department scholars and graduate students.

Interested candidates should send by e-mail a curriculum vitae (maximum of six pages), a teaching statement (maximum of five pages), a research statement (maximum of five pages) and two references until Feb 08/2017. Review of applications will begin immediately on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

UFSC is one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil having more than 30000 students. The university main campus is located in the city of Florianopolis which is the Capital of the State of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis has one of the highest HDI in the country and it is surrounded by a vibrant business ecosystem, composed of more than 800 IT- and automation-based companies with whom several kinds of cooperative research can be carried out. Besides that, Florianopolis is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and surrounding small islands. The city is sprawled along a relatively narrow island strip, being roughly 54 km long and 18 km wide. The sea, hills and over 42 beaches make Florianopolis a major destination for tourists from Brazil and abroad.

Questions about the application process or the application itself may be addressed to:

Prof. Daniel Coutinho ([email protected])
Head of Graduate Program – Department of Automation and Systems – UFSC – Brazil