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Asst/Assoc Professor, Cyber-Physical Security Aerospace and Ocean Systems

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Asst/Assoc Professor, Cyber-Physical Security Aerospace and Ocean Systems
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170148
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 Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering invites applications for tenure-track position in cyber and cyber-physical security of aerospace and ocean systems effective August 2018. The positions will be filled, depending upon qualifications, at a rank commensurate with experience.

Virginia Tech is strategically investing in hiring innovative faculty to advance its vision to grow beyond boundaries and become a premier 21st-century global land-grant institution through our Destination Areas initiative. As interconnected areas of strength, Destination Areas facilitate faculty collaborations that bridge disciplines to create innovative and transformative solutions to global issues, while positioning Virginia Tech as a premier destination for talent that seeks to advance the human condition. This search is being conducted as part of the Integrated Security Destination Area. More information on Virginia Tech’s Beyond Boundaries vision and the Destination Areas can be found online at beyondboundaries.vt.edu and provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-security.html.

The successful candidates will be part of the cohort of faculty working on Integrated Security, but will have their primary appointment in a Department that is comprised of 37 faculty members, with approximately 175 full-time graduate students and 500 undergraduate students. The candidate may contribute to the department’s existing collaborations with the Hume Center for National Security and Technology (www.hume.vt.edu), the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (www.ictas.vt.edu) and the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (Space@VT, www.space.vt.edu).

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. 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 is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The AOE Department strongly supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Information about the AOE Department is available at www.aoe.vt.edu.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. degree in engineering or science is required.

Candidates for this position should be capable of conducting research with primary focus on the development of aerospace and/or ocean systems that are resilient to cyber or cyber-physical security threats or that provide significant resilience of other critical systems to such threats. Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching Aerospace or Ocean Engineering subject matter at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, contact information for three professional references, a candidate statement discussing teaching, research, and professional goals, and a current CV. Those wishing further information about the search process may contact Dr. Mark Psiaki, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, 205 Randolph Hall, Virginia Tech, 460 Old Turner Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or at mlpsiaki@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants are required to apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/login and should use posting number TRXXXXXXX.

How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must provide a cover letter, contact information for three professional references, a candidate statement discussing teaching, research, and professional goals, and a current CV. Those wishing further information about the search process may contact Dr. Mark Psiaki, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, 205 Randolph Hall, Virginia Tech, 460 Old Turner Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or at mlpsiaki@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants are required to apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/login and should use posting number TR0170148.

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: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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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 Accessibility 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/80465

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Required Documents

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