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Virginia TechLocation: Blacksburg, VA 24061 Document ID: AA502-0G96 Posted on: 2017-10-1310/13/2017 Job Type: Full-time
Open Rank Faculty in Dynamic Systems & Control
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Dynamic Systems and Controls (at Assistant, Associate, or Full professor level) to start in August 2017. The primary areas of interest include perception, sensor systems, robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent systems, signal processing and estimation, and other related areas. We are looking to hire preferably a senior leader in the area of perception which can develop a strong internationally recognized sponsored research program and continue to develop a group in this specialty for the Virginia Tech's Destination Areas as described below. Joint or courtesy appointment with other departments such as ECE or CS are possible depending on the qualifications.
This position is part of a large cluster hire of faculty across the university for VT's newly developed Destination Areas. VT's Destination Areas represent difficult problems of present and future national and global importance for which VT is investing resources to build and support world-class groups of faculty that transcend our disciplinary strengths. This position will serve the Destination Area in "Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities" which aims to design, develop, and understand social, technical, economic, cultural, political, and information paradigms to support sustained and adaptive human societies. Other related Destination Areas which this position could serve are "Data Analytics", "Decision Sciences and Integrated Security", and "Adaptive Brain and Behavior."
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a closely related discipline. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and developing a strong externally sponsored research program.
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