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Instructor or Asst Prof of Practice

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

Job Description

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks candidates for an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Practice to teach the practical aspects of undergraduate electrical and computer engineering, primarily at the sophomore level, and to develop laboratory experiments and projects that motivate students to learn these practical aspects. The successful candidate must have effective communication skills, significant experience designing, building, and testing analog or digital circuits, enjoy interacting with students, and have good organizational and management skills. Responsibilities will include developing new experiments and projects to incorporate into courses, teaching undergraduate courses, training and supervising Teaching Assistants and Undergraduate Mentors, acting as a subject matter expert for student projects, and purchasing lab equipment and supplies. The position will involve other duties, as assigned, but will not involve a research component.

Required Qualifications

M.S. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
At least two years of experience, beyond an undergraduate degree, designing, building, and testing either analog or digital circuits
Experience integrating analog and digital (FPGA, microcontroller) circuits
Evidence of a strong desire to teach students the practical aspects of electrical and computer engineering, which must be addressed in the cover letter.
Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing others or leading a team
Teaching experience as a lead instructor
Experience in an area outside basic electrical or computer engineering, for example, RF/microwaves, power/machines, audio electronics, embedded systems, internet of things, etc.
Able to move and set up lab equipment and furniture if required


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

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

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.

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