Job Description

Are you passionate about Robotics and want to share it with students excited to be in your classroom?

Who We Are:

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite intimate private college in Tempe, AZ focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate in the areas of emerging technology disciplines including Advancing Computer Science, Information Security, Game and New Media technologies.

Living on campus, students are surrounded by a true living-learning technology environment that incubates their ideas into innovations that students can patent and take to market. Students must create an innovation project to graduate.

We are an entrepreneurial, results-oriented company recognized for delivering high standards of innovation and service. As an organization designed to change the lives of some of the brightest young minds, we rely on the excellence of every member of our family to continuously exceed our own standards and our students’ expectations.

The Role:

The Robotics Professor is directly responsible for developing and delivering courses that ensure UAT students achieve their program’s learning outcomes, complete their programs and have an exceptional YRBL learning experience.

Professors primarily spend their time planning and delivering the learning experiences that guide students towards learning course objectives, creating innovative works and graduating as ethical technologists. Professors are masters of the YRBL methodology and effectively use all of its elements every day while mentoring students in ways that provide them with an exceptionally satisfying collegiate experience. Using UAT’s systems, Professors provide timely and continuous feedback to students while focusing on helping all of them achieve every learning objective. As a teaching faculty member, Professors work with their peers and the Faculty Council to improve their courses while examining feedback from advisors, students and performance data.

Don't have teaching experience - that's where we come in. UAT's team of faculty and staff will work with you as you:

Essential Duties:

  • Inspire, motivate, and mentor students
  • Facilitate relevant student projects and innovations
  • Development and delivery of coursework that reflect current, emerging and future technologies and practices in the engineering field
  • Be an active member of the engineering community and encourage student participation

Education and Skills Requirements:

  • Master's degree in robotics or relevant field with 18 credit hours in robotics required; Doctorate preferred

A combination of the below skills are preferred:

  • ARM microcontroller architecture and programming
  • Mechanical engineering fundamental concepts
    • Mechanical advantage
    • Simple machines
    • Simple physical analysis (torque, kinematics, etc.)
    • Components used to create a complex mechanism
  • Computer vision
  • Digital Vision and Sensor processing
    • Computer vision
    • Edge finding
    • Texture analysis
    • Detection / Sending methods in robots
  • Autonomous vehicles
    • Aerial vehicles
      •  Computer control (for both fixed-wing and rotorcraft aerial vehicles)
      • Flight mechanics and electronic control of flight
      • Control base stations
      • Software techniques for controlling flying vehicles
    • Ground vehicles
      • creating fully autonomous ground vehicle that can learn, memorize, track and intercept a given object
  • Mechatronics
    • Basic mechanical design
      • Mechanical drafting and design
      • Design analysis
      • Rapid prototyping
    • PCB layout
      • Schematic capture
      • Design for electromagnetic interference
      • CRC design rules
      • Surface-mount layout
    • Common mechanical control methods
      • Controls theory
      • PID control methodology
      • Adaptive control systems


University of Advancing Technology’s Synchronic Learning model is designed especially for students of advancing technology. Tailored to both undergraduate and graduate students, Synchronic Learning provides an education framework that prepares superior graduates to become tomorrow’s innovators. This model embodies UAT’s methodologies, curricula, and people dedicated to fostering an environment of innovation that promotes demonstrated mastery and job readiness. An integral part of this framework is SyncFlex, a flexible learning approach with an emphasis on mentored education that provides real project experience to cultivate superior graduates.

Important Notes:

Location Requirements: This is not a remote position; candidates must be willing and able to teach in-person at the Tempe campus

Adjunct Pay: $3,000 per in-person course

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

UAT does not sponsor foreign visa's. Thank you for your understanding.

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