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Open Rank Faculty in Dynamic Systems & Control

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Open Rank Faculty in Dynamic Systems & Control
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160179
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Dynamic Systems and Controls (at Assistant, Associate, or Full professor level) to start in August 2017. The primary areas of interest include perception, sensor systems, robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent systems, signal processing and estimation, and other related areas. We are looking to hire preferably a senior leader in the area of perception which can develop a strong internationally recognized sponsored research program and continue to develop a group in this specialty for the Virginia Tech’s Destination Areas as described below. Joint or courtesy appointment with other departments such as ECE or CS are possible depending on the qualifications.

This position is part of a large cluster hire of faculty across the university for VT’s newly developed Destination Areas. VT’s Destination Areas represent difficult problems of present and future national and global importance for which VT is investing resources to build and support world-class groups of faculty that transcend our disciplinary strengths. This position will serve the Destination Area in “Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities” which aims to design, develop, and understand social, technical, economic, cultural, political, and information paradigms to support sustained and adaptive human societies. Other related Destination Areas which this position could serve are “Data Analytics”, “Decision Sciences and Integrated Security”, and “Adaptive Brain and Behavior.”

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Proposed Distribution List:
Print and/or digital ads:

1. Physics Today (both print and digital)
2. Nature (both print and digital)
3. Chronicle of Higher Education (both print and digital)
4. Academic Keys (digital)
5. ASME
6. ASCE
7. AIAA
8. Faculty for the Future (www.facultyforthefuture.net)
9. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (www.hispanicoutlook.com)
10. IEEE (www.ieee.org)
11. CFD-online (www.cfd-online.com)
12. Latinos in Higher Ed (www.latinosinhighered.com)
13. Society of Women Engineers (societyofwomenengineers.swe.org)
14. Women in Higher Ed (www.wihe.com)
15. Diverse Jobs (diversejobs.net)
16. Association for Women in Science (http://www.awis.org)
17. National Society for Black Engineers (www.nsbe.org)

Listservs and other free resources:
1. Virginia Tech employment site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
2. Roanoke Times (HR posts)
3. ME website
4. ME listservs

How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0160179. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of published journal articles and other scholarship activities, a brief statement on teaching preferences, a one-page research statement, and the names of five references that the search committee may contact. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 12/02/2016
Review Begin Date: 02/15/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only?
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72186

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents