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Position Information

Working Title: Open Rank
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170163
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Position Summary:

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured open-rank faculty position in electrical engineering, in the area of electrical energy conversion. Future electronic energy systems are envisioned to supersede the existing energy systems that are powering our way of life, from mobile phones and medical implants, to home appliances and lighting, information and communication technology, smart design and construction, building automation and HVAC, smart cities, fresh and waste water processing, agricultural and mining operations, industry processing and automation, robotics and autonomous vehicles, to ground-, air-, and sea-transportation. The production, transfer, storage, and consumption of energy in all of these applications requires ever smaller and more efficient power conversion systems and components. Virginia Tech is expanding its research and education program in the energy conversion by seeking candidates with interest and expertise in interdisciplinary areas that complement its current strengths, including electrical machines, mechatronics, motor drives, energy harvesting, wireless power transfer, power semiconductor devices, power ICs, high-density integration and packaging of semiconductor, magnetic, dielectric, conductive, thermal, and structural materials and components, etc.

The candidate is expected to be a significant contributor to the ongoing growth of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) and the Center for Power and Energy (CPE), and other centers and research groups within the department and the different colleges that compose the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area < .html> at Virginia Tech. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong nationally-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. The candidate will be able to choose the primary work location in either Blacksburg or vicinity of Washington, DC.

Required Qualifications:

- An earned Ph.D. in electrical engineering, material science, or a closely related field, completed prior to employment
- Demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching, or evidence of high potential for such excellence
- Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research and scholarship in energy conversion, and to identify potential funding sources to support such research

Preferred Qualifications:

- Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research projects
- 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:

The Application Process
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
TR0170163 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
Location, if not Blacksburg: or National Capital Region
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/19/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/03/2018
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.

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Required Documents

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