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The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for (1) a tenure-track assistant professor at either the Blacksburg campus or the National Capital Region and (2) an associate or full professor at the Blacksburg campus. Both positions are seeking candidates whose emphasis is in electrical engineering, specifically in power systems and/or power electronics engineering.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous research program in his or her areas of expertise and to work with existing Virginia Tech ECE faculty with expertise covering energy system analysis, control, stability, and protection; power electronics converters for high-power grid applications, power electronics based systems, and power devices; energy storage; smart grid; integration, monitoring and protection of distributed renewable generation to the grid; system operation and control in restructured electricity industries; and wide area measurements and applications.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally-recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.The university is undergoing a visioning process that defines Destination Areas. Destination Areas represent not where we are going, but how we attract people, projects, and partners to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is the destination. First, we look outside Virginia Tech and into the future for difficult problems of national and global importance. Then, we invest resources to build and support world-class groups of faculty that transcend our disciplinary strengths. Destination Areas create the agile and vibrant environment that makes Virginia Tech the "destination" for people and resources we need to make a difference. The two energy and power electronics systems faculty searches are part of the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities Destination Areas. For further information regarding Destination Areas, please visit www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html.
- An earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, or a related field, completed prior to employment
- Ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research and/or scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research
- Effective communication skills
- 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 and grid-based collaborative research
- For assistant professor candidates, demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching in computer engineering, or evidence of high potential for such excellence
- For senior level candidates, demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching for appointment at the rank of full professor or associate professor and, additionally for appointment to full professor, demonstrated international or national leadership in scholarship and research
- Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research projects
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
- Experience in working with students as academic or career advisor, overseeing student internships or service-learning activities
- Interest or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research
- Interest or experience working effectively with a diverse student population
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 01/03/2017