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Research Assistant Professor/Research Associate Professor

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Electrical Engineering

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor/Research Associate Professor with Wireless@VirginiaTech ( and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. The position involves conducting theoretical and experimental research in the broad scope of wireless communications and networking, with a particular focus on Beyond 5G technologies and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to wireless systems. The candidate will assist with and utilize the 5G testbed being developed at Virginia Tech, as a part of state-wide Commonwealth Cybersecurity Initiative (CCI) -

Depending on the credentials of the successful candidate, an offer of appointment may be made at either the research faculty rank of research assistant professor or research associate professor.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science or a related field with a communications and networking background is required
  • Solid background in 5G and Beyond 5G technology
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and working effectively with in a diverse team
  • Track record in publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Good communication skills
Research Associate Professor applicants must have:
  • Industry experience with at least some experience in academic
  • A solid publication record
  • Experience in supervision of students
  • Special focus on 5G communications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with experimental research in communications and with communications testbeds
  • Current research funding is highly desirable

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

February 1, 2022

Additional Information

This position is located in Blacksburg, VA and is telework eligible.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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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