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Open Rank Tenure-Track ECE Fac

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

Job Description

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenured/tenure track position at any rank. Located in either Blacksburg or Arlington, VA, the tenure track position is open to all areas of ECE research, with preference for the area of Data Science for Health. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research.

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers B.S., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering with a current enrollment of approximately 1,100 undergraduate and 560 graduate students. The department has 82 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and 17 non-tenure-track faculty located in two primary locations, which are the Blacksburg Campus and the Greater Washington, DC area including the new VT Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Annual research expenditures exceed $60M. Recognition of faculty accomplishments includes 4 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 31 Fellows of the IEEE, and various fellows of other professional societies, 22 NSF CAREER awardees, and 4 DoD Young Investigators. The latest graduate ranking by U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) places the graduate programs in EE at 16th and CPE at 20th. According to the 2020 Shanghai Rankings, the ECE department is ranked 24th globally and 13th nationally. The department has some of the nation’s best programs in the areas of fiber optics and photonics, space science and remote sensing, wireless communications and networking, power electronics, power systems, autonomous systems, embedded systems, and computational biology. The Department is the beneficiary of the Bradley Endowment valued in excess of $20 million. For additional information about the department and the College of Engineering, please visit and

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a closely related field completed prior to employment; effective communication skills; demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching, or evidence of high potential for such excellence; experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges; ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research and scholarship, and to identify potential funding sources to support such research; willingness and ability to work in a technology-based research and education environment, such as is characterized by use of learning technologies, distance learning, online courses, video-conferencing, and network-based collaborative research.

Preferred Qualifications

Interest or experience working effectively with a diverse student population; prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research projects; demonstrated success in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding or high potential for success at the assistant level; ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines. Experience in working with students as an academic or career advisor, overseeing student internships or service-learning activities; interest or experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research.


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

December 31, 2021

Additional Information

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

Application materials to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement discussing teaching, research, and professional goals; a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references    

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 military 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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