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Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering (Tenure Track, F0240A1)

Employer
Old Dominion University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA is an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. ODU is strategically located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia – home of the largest naval base in the world and one of the largest concentrations of Department of Defense contractors in the US. ODU is designated as a Doctoral University – Very high research activity, that is, as an R1 institution. ODU’s world-class faculty and award-winning researchers have made a profound and lasting impact locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Over the past decade, the number of scientific publications from ODU faculty has doubled, while our external funding for applied research projects has tripled over the last five years. Faculty at ODU have established regional collaborative research opportunities with NASA Langley Research Center, Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, National Institute of Aerospace, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Hospital. The ECE department has around 600 students with 470 undergraduates and 130 graduate students. The ECE department at ODU is consistently one of the top academic units in research expenditures and in scholarly productivity. The student population at ODU is diverse in many dimensions with 25% of our students having a military affiliation, 37% of students come from underrepresented ethnic groups, and 44% of BCET incoming freshmen are first-generation students.

The Electrical Engineering (EE) program at Old Dominion University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member starting in the Fall 2022 semester at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applications from accomplished candidates working in all areas of electrical engineering are welcome. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates whose research complements the program’s existing research and academic strengths and are working in innovative solutions at the crossroads of power and energy systems, cyber-physical systems, and solid-state and physical electronics. Related areas of interest include radio frequency engineering, modeling and design of electronics and photonics circuits (including quantum devices & computing). ODU welcomes candidates who can contribute to the commitment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our academic community.

Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Old Dominion University is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where all students as well as faculty and staff members can be themselves so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions while also meeting institutional goals. ODU thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insights, and life experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Show potential to develop a viable, externally-funded research program.
  2. Strong presentation skills with demonstrated experience or potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  3. ODU’s ECE program places a high value on excellence in teaching; candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
  4. A PhD or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a closely related field is required.
  5. Demonstrated training or working experience in a collaborative/interdisciplinary environment is a plus.

About Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University (ODU) was founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and became an independent institution in 1962. ODU is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution (classified in December 2021 as “R1 – Very high research activity” using the Carnegie classification). The university has a student enrollment of nearly 25,000, including approximately 5,000 graduate students and nearly 1,500 international students. ODU has more than 900 faculty, of which 28% are minority and more than 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through it research, teaching, service, and community engagement. ODU has been recognized by Forbes as one the nation's top midsize employers, one of the top 15 universities for African-American Student Success by the Education Trust, and one of the top 4 in the nation for reducing inequality by the Times Higher Education. Learn more at https://www.odu.edu/about/facts-and-figures.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, the cultural hub of the region and home to the world’s largest natural deep-water port, the Atlantic headquarters of NATO, and Naval Station Norfolk, which houses the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Norfolk has been named a ‘Best City for Entrepreneurship’ by Entrepreneur Magazine and in the Top 5 of ‘America's Favorite Cities’ by Travel and Leisure. Norfolk is one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. The Hampton Roads region is experiencing a surge in entrepreneurial culture and has the largest relative population growth of millennials in the nation according to the Urban Land Institute.

Application

Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/15005 and include a cover letter describing the individual’s qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a vision statement of Teaching Philosophy, a vision statement for Research that includes a description of research accomplishments, a diversity statement stating how DEI will be incorporated in teaching, research, and service, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All materials will be held in confidence.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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