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Collegiate Asst Professor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Electrical and ComputerEngineering
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for one or more full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track Collegiate Faculty who will primarily contribute to the ECE undergraduate program, especially Computer Engineering. The department has recently embarked on a major revision of its undergraduate program as part of a 5-year, $2M grant from the National Science Foundation’s Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program,  This position is primarily in support of the curricular and programmatic changes from the RED grant including teaching sophomore-level courses and the Major Design Experience courses. These position(s) will be based in Blacksburg.

This Collegiate Faculty position (non-tenure, renewable contract) will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Collegiate Faculty mentor students, teach courses, support undergraduate or graduate research, and contribute to the overall development and assessment of academic programs. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching and advising students enrolled in the undergraduate program. Collegiate Faculty are expected to participate in department, college and university service, committee work, to pursue a program of personal, funded research, including research into aspects of teaching and learning, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A PhD degree in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related field and previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level in ECE or a related field; a strong record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges; effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous academic experience teaching in the technical areas of Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and/or Robotics & Autonomy; interest and experience in advising, mentoring, and working effectively with a diverse student population; willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment, such as online instruction and distance learning; experience working in academia and collaborating with industry.


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

November 15, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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