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Associate/Full Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate/Full Professor
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Posting Number: TR0170168
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a senior faculty position (associate professor and higher) in electrical engineering, in the area of high-voltage, high-power electronic apparatus for grid applications. Future electronic energy systems are envisioned to supersede the existing grid infrastructure, utilizing high-power electronic energy routers in novel networks that could accommodate multiple types of energy sources, energy storage and loads, while operating in both AC and DC transmission and distribution modes. In order not only to cope with the trend, but to guide it instead, Virginia Tech is planning to establish a comprehensive academic research and education program in innovative electronic power system architectures, utilizing novel solid-state substations and electronic power flow control methods that enable improved power system integration, energy management, resilience, availability, security and energy efficiency. Areas of interest include: power electronics converters for high-voltage, high-power grid applications (e.g. HVDC and FACTS systems), electronic power transmission and distribution systems, and power electronics based integration of renewable energy.

The candidate is expected to be a leading contributor to the ongoing growth of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) and the Center for Power and Energy (CPE) in the vicinity of Washington, DC, and a major collaborator with the other centers and research groups within the department and the different colleges that compose the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area <> at Virginia Tech. The successful candidate will be expected to help establish and lead a globally-recognized funded-research program and laboratories, a specialized graduate curriculum, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and university service and outreach activities, contributing vigorously towards the learning, discovery, and engagement missions of Virginia Tech.

Required Qualifications:

- An earned Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field
- Demonstrated experience in research, design, development, deployment, or testing of high-power electronic converters
- Demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching, or evidence of high potential for such excellence
- Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and/or teaching in energy systems
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Ability to articulate a coherent vision of research and scholarship in energy systems, and to identify potential funding sources to support such research

Preferred Qualifications:

- Prior experience in leading large, interdisciplinary research and development projects
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
- Interest or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research
- Interest or experience in working effectively with a diverse student population

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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of at least three references electronically to to posting number TR0170168. Please carefully follow the instructions regarding the online application submission process. Paper applications or electronic applications sent via e-mail cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin in January 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 10, 2018.

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: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Work Location: Blacksburg
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Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/03/2018
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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.

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Required Documents

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