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The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech-Northern Virginia Center seeks applications in the area of power energy system for a research assistant professor faculty position with particular interest in the areas of power system real-time monitoring, operations, estimation and cyber security. The candidate is expected to be a contributor to the ongoing growth of the Center for Power and Energy (CPE), and other centers and research groups within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a strong nationally-recognized funded-research program and laboratories, co-advise ECE graduate students who are working on projects of mutual interest.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in at least one of these areas: power system state estimation, operation, dynamics and cyber security. Applicants need to be fluent in English (spoken and written). Furthermore, a strong publication record in a relevant area is mandatory. Applicants should also have demonstrated the ability to guide graduate students, and apply for funds as PI or Co-PI.
Research faculty are expected to manage and guide the research of a team of students in order to advance their respective research project as well as report and publish the results in scientific journals. Furthermore, they are expected to participate or take the lead in writing grant proposals.
- Interest or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research - Interest or experience in working effectively with a diverse student population - High motivation, reliability and commitment to research - Experience with power system state estimation, dynamics and stability, model calibration and validation, cyber-attacks and countermeasures, robust statistics and their applications in smart grid.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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