The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in dynamics, control, and estimation effective August 2019. The position requires a doctorate in engineering or a related discipline such as computer science, robotics, mathematics, or physics. The position will be filled at a rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will be able and willing to conduct scholarly research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the broad theme of dynamics, control, and estimation. Candidates with expertise that complements the strategic thrust areas described on the department website (www.aoe.vt.edu), particularly cyberphysical system security and national security, are encouraged to apply. The search committee would especially welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship relates to cybersecurity; cyberphysical systems; networked multi-agent systems; control in adversarial environments; ocean, atmospheric, or space robotics and autonomy; GPS/GNSS/navigation; or other, related aerospace and ocean engineering topics that are important for commerce and security.
The successful candidate will join an endowed department comprising about 3 dozen faculty members, 200 full-time graduate students, and 600 undergraduate students. The candidate may contribute to the department’s existing collaborations with the Hume Center for National Security and Technology (www.hume.vt.edu), the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (www.ictas.vt.edu), and the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research — Space@VT (www.space.vt.edu).
Recognizing the importance of diverse teams of scholars, and Virginia Tech’s role as the commonwealth’s land grant university, the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who will adopt and practice the university’s Principles of Community, which are fundamental to Virginia Tech’s on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.
Dr. Craig Woolsey, Professor and Faculty Search Committee Chair Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC 0203) Virginia Tech, 460 Old Turner Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 E-Mail: email@example.com
Review of applications will begin December 17, 2018.
• An earned doctorate in engineering or a related discipline such as computer science, robotics, mathematics, or physics, at the time of appointment. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • The ability and willingness to collaborate with others in scholarship, education, and service. • The commitment to engage in a campus community that strives to create an inclusive culture that welcomes and cultivates diversity.