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Open Rank Faculty in Robotics, Autonomous & Dynamic Systems

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for three (3) tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at all levels in Robotics, Autonomous & Dynamic Systems (RADS) Thrust Area, with emphasis on Acoustics and Vibration including but not limited to Acoustic/Elastic Metamaterials and Meta-structures, Smart Materials and Structures, Energy Harvesting and Transfer Systems including Marine Energy, Advanced Sensing and Actuation Systems, and Ultrasonics, Autonomous Systems including Aerial Vehicles and Drones.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and developing a strong externally sponsored research program.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related discipline by the start time of their appointment.

Appointment Type


Review Date

November 8, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research/vision statement, teaching philosophy, and the names of five references that the search committee may contact. Review of applications will commence on October 7, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Dr. Saied Taheri at For assistance submitting the application please contact Mrs. Miriam Snyder (540) 231-8250.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amanda Collins at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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