Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67550 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Professor Working Title Professor School/Unit College of Engineering Department Electrical And Computer Engineering Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.
Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our entire engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value personalized attention in teaching, learning, and service to all of our constituents including our students; their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the College of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ( ECE ) of the College of Engineering (CoEgr) at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) has an opening at Professor rank. As part of a premier research university situated in Virginia’s capital city, VCU’s ECE department has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs and collaborates closely with many VCU schools and departments including researchers on VCU’s medical campus. The department also has significant research projects with a number of government agencies, industries, and other universities in areas such as autonomous vehicles, cyber physical and safety critical systems, smart cities, and cybersecurity. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

VCU is a Carnegie-classified very high research activity university, and is one of the top 100 universities in the U.S. in federal R&D expenditures. The CoEgr is in an extensive growth stage. Since 2008 it has doubled the number of its faculty and opened a state-of-the-art research facility in 2020. The ECE department currently has 20 tenure-track, tenured and term faculty members.

Candidates should be qualified for an appointment based on excellence in publication, funding and graduate and undergraduate teaching. Well-qualified candidates in the areas of cyber physical systems, cybersecurity, and optics/photonics systems and security will be considered.

Position Responsibilities

-Teaching: Faculty member is expected to provide high quality instruction in computer engineering undergraduate and graduate courses and to develop new courses as necessary based on department needs.
-Research: Faculty member will be required to have a well developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department(s). Candidates in the areas of cyber physical systems, cybersecurity, and optics/photonics systems and security will be considered.

-Service: The candidate will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community.

Required Qualifications

- An earned Ph.D. in computer or electrical engineering.
- Demonstrated ability to establish, or continue, an active, externally funded research program
- The College of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.

Preferred Qualifications

- Candidates only in the areas of cyber physical systems, cybersecurity, and optics/photonics systems and security will be considered.

Date Posted 03/30/2021 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 05/03/2021 Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae summarizing their educational and professional backgrounds together with a list of published works, a clear statement of their teaching history and philosophy, a description of their research plans, and the names and email addresses of three references in a single .pdf format in the “other document” section, to: position F67550.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Umit Ozgur, Search Committee Chair, at

Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents

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