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Open Rank Faculty Electrical and Computer Engineering

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2019

Job Description

The Power and Energy Center (PEC) at The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in the area of “Cyber-Physical System Security for Power Grids” at the Blacksburg campus starting in the 2020-21 academic year. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred; however, candidates with exceptional qualifications will be considered for a senior position. Important subjects related to cyber-physical system security for power grids include cybersecurity, resiliency, operation and control, and data/measurements.

PEC at the ECE Department has a long tradition of global leadership in cutting-edge research and education. In recent decades, PEC researchers made a great impact on power engineering worldwide through the development of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and computer relaying. With support from ECE and the institution, PEC is strongly committed to the future growth in research, education and industry/government collaboration. PEC collaborates closely with the highly distinguished VT Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally-recognized funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in department, college, and/or university service and outreach activities.

Required Qualifications  

An earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, completed prior to employment; demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching in electrical/computer engineering, or evidence of high potential for such excellence; ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research or scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research; effective communication skills; and, willingness and ability to work in a technology-based research and education environment, characterized by use of learning technologies, distance learning, online courses, video-conferencing, and network and grid-based collaborative research

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded research projects; ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines; experience in working with students as academic or career advisor, overseeing student internships or service-learning activities; interest or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research; interest or experience working effectively with a diverse student population.

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

November 15, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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.

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