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Instructional Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Category:
Electrical Engineering
Type:
Full-Time

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly seek applicants for a non-tenure-track instructional faculty position at the Innovation Campus (IC) in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top electrical and computer engineering departments in the country. Faculty hired in this position will have an academic appointment in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering which spans the Blacksburg and Alexandria campuses.

Qualified candidates with a Master's degree in electrical or computer engineering or closely related field with professional industry experience will be considered for appointments at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Practice in Computer Science. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. degree in electrical or computer engineering or closely related field will be considered for appointments at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Collegiate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Successful candidates will have a primary commitment to our graduate instructional mission in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Duties will include graduate level teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. To the extent possible, professors of practice and collegiate faculty are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship, mentor graduate students, participate in department and professional service, etc. Instructional positions offer a clear promotion path with the potential of increasingly longer-term contracts.

The Innovation Campus currently has 17 award-winning faculty members including 5 instructional faculty and 12 tenured faculty. All Innovation Campus faculty have academic appointments in Virginia Tech's highly ranked Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science departments. The Innovation Campus currently serves over 400 graduate students and has a mission to grow to 50 faculty and over 1500 students over the next several years.

Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus is a bold, new vision for graduate education in computer science and computer engineering. Located adjacent to the nation's capital in Alexandria, Virginia, it will unite industry, government, and academia in dynamic project-based learning and purpose driven research to shape the way emerging technologies influence society. The 11-story academic building of the Innovation Campus is set to open in 2025. Joining now offers a unique opportunity to be part of an emerging Virginia Tech graduate program while helping to design and shape the cutting-edge instructional programs to be offered at the Innovation Campus.

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 actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu. Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a least three references, and a a statement of teaching philosophy including the candidate's ideas for supporting an equitable and inclusive educational environment consistent with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Specific examples of experiences, activities, and plans will help us identify candidates who can support and extend our University's commitment to inclusive excellence.

Application review will begin on July 7, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Cindy Yi, search committee chair, at yangyi8@vt.edu.

The Innovation Campus fully embraces Virginia Tech's commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation, please contact Somya somyaee@vt.edu during regular business hours.

Required Qualifications

For collegiate faculty, an earned Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field by appointment start date.

For professors of practice, a Master's degree in electrical or computer engineering or closely related field and significant professional experience in a related field.

Ability to contribute to the department's teaching mission at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability in higher education instruction and/or public or private sector practice, with promise for being a leader in the instructional mission.

An interest in engaging with external partners in the development and execution of curricular experiences.

Demonstrated interest in curriculum development and innovation, particularly project-based learning and experiential learning opportunities.

Contributions to improving the diversity of the discipline, and experience in working effectively with a diverse student population.

A record of significant accomplishments in industry or academia.

Program management experience in environments with teams of contributors and/or a diverse set of stakeholders

Strong professional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency

Demonstrated ability to manage groups with and without authority over the individuals

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and work independently and collaboratively

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

Application review will begin on July 7, 2024 and continue until filled.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a least three references, and a a statement of teaching philosophy including the candidate's ideas for supporting an equitable and inclusive educational environment consistent with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Specific examples of experiences, activities, and plans will help us identify candidates who can support and extend our University's commitment to inclusive excellence.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation, please contact somyaee@vt.edu during regular business hours.

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