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Research Assistant Professor

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Candidates are sought for a Research Assistant Professor affiliated with the Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics at Virginia Tech (https://marinerobotics.centers.vt.edu/). This non-tenure track appointment is for one year with extension to multiple years expected, but subject to availability of funds and performance evaluation. The successful candidate will conduct research in autonomy applied to marine vehicle systems, including underwater and surface vehicles. Specifically, the successful candidate will address challenges that arise with multi-agent collaboration in a maritime setting for applications such as rapid wide-area mapping and discovery and census of species and of geological features. Responsibilities include:

- Participating on and/or leading specific research thrusts
- Advising graduate students
- Developing scholarly works including journal and conference publications
- Contributing to proposal development, and eventually leading proposal development activities and serving as principal investigator.
- Interacting effectively with a diverse set of collaborators and research sponsors

Required Qualifications

- Earned PhD in electrical engineering or closely related discipline
- Experience developing autonomy algorithms for autonomous underwater vehicles with specific expertise in search theory, as evidenced by scientific publications.
- Experience developing research proposals, including concept development and proposal writing.
- Experience advising student research in marine autonomy and robotics
- Must have outstanding communication skills and willingness to interact with a diverse team of faculty, staff, and students on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate effectively with research sponsors.

Preferred Qualifications

Since the expected research topics are highly cross-disciplinary, the preferred ideal candidate will have a subset of the following additional qualifications and experiences: research in autonomy applied to marine vehicle systems, including underwater and surface vehicles. Specifically, the successful candidate will address challenges that arise with multi-agent collaboration in a maritime setting for applications such as rapid wide-area mapping and discovery and census of species and of geological features.

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 26, 2022

Additional Info

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact K Atkins at atkins@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: January 18, 2022
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