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Research Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Aerospace Engineering

Job Description

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering invites applications for a research assistant professor position effective January 2022. Candidates for this position should be capable of conducting research with primary focus on compositional verification of complex cyber-physical systems, such as autonomous underwater vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, leveraging important recent advances in optimization and robust control for this purpose.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering, ocean engineering, or a closely related field is required.
  • Research expertise in the areas of robust control theory and/or formal methods. Areas of particular interest include integral quadratic constraint (IQC)-based robustness analysis and compositional verification.
  • Credentials equivalent to a research assistant professor.
  • Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in areas such as networked control, convex optimization, and their applications to aerospace and ocean systems.
Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

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

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.

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