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Collegiate Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Virginia Tech

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2018
Title Collegiate Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, United States
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 10, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track Collegiate Faculty who will be a member of the ECE Masters of Engineering (MEng) degree program and teach courses primarily related to Machine Learning. This position will be based in Blacksburg or Northern Virginia.

This Collegiate Faculty position (non-tenure, renewable) will be at the rank of assistant or associate or full professor. Collegiate Faculty mentor students, teach courses, support undergraduate or graduate research, and contribute to the overall development and assessment of academic programs. 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.

The successful candidate will be a member of a group of faculty responsible for teaching and advising students enrolled in the MEng program. Interaction with industry, national laboratories and/or government agencies is also required.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a closely related field and previous teaching experience in the technical area of Machine Learning at the graduate 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with industry to facilitate student project funding.

Duties and responsibilities include:
Teaching and Mentorship (70% time)

  • Teach graduate courses in the ECE MEng program.
  • Assist in the coordination and scheduling of course offerings for the MEng program.
  • Support curriculum development at the graduate level.
  • Mentor students towards completion of their MEng design project.
  • Coordinate the advisement of MEng students towards the timely completion of their degree.

Research (20% time)

  • Maintain a program of personal, funded research in an area related to electrical and computer engineering.
  • Undertake research related to MEng design projects.

Departmental, College and University Service (10% time)

  • Participate in departmental, college and university service, committee work, and perform other administrative duties.

The Application Process: Qualified applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a list of at least three professional references with complete contact information.

Applicants must apply electronically to to posting number TR01180122. Please follow carefully the instructions found on the employment website regarding the application process. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept paper applications. Paper applications or electronic applications submitted via e-mail will not be considered. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018. The anticipated start date is August 2019. For further information, please contact

  • Applications from women and other underrepresented populations in engineering are especially encouraged. Virginia Tech has a program designed to support the retention and advancement of female faculty; see Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify K. Atkins, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (540) 231-4136 or TDD/PC 1-800-828-1120 or Voice 1-800-828-1140.

    Virginia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Kathy Atkins
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Virginia Tech - Electrical & Computer Engineering
    1185 Perry Street
    302 Whittemore (0111)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061


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