The Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) at the Virginia Tech Honors College (http://www.honorscollege.vt.edu) in partnership with the Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS https://ictas.vt.edu/), is announcing an opening for a Collegiate Assistant Professor position in Automation for Sociotechnical Systems.
The position is focused on novel educational approaches that can facilitate the development of automation related skills for students within a sociotechnical systems context. The appointee will be expected to take a lead role in the following collaborative activities:
This is a Collegiate Faculty position (non-tenure, long term renewable contracts with promotion path) at the rank of assistant professor. The appointee will be expected to mentor highly motivated honors students, to contribute to the overall development of CDP and ICTAS, to participate in college- and university-level service, committee work, and other duties as assigned, and to pursue a program of personal research in areas related to the position description. The appointee in this position will hold an affiliate status with a related department in the College of Engineering
- Development of educational modules on topics related to automation for non-engineering majors, and advanced educational modules on automation for all majors that will be integrally related to the applied work the students are doing.
- Creating an applied automation curriculum that is modular, adaptive, and accessible by all majors involved in socio-technical systems.
- Development and delivery of automation components of undergraduate research projects with the industry and non-profit partners of the program for honors students from all disciplines participating in the CDP.
- Collaborative research in adaptive and collaborative pedagogy in socio-technical systems with other CDP faculty and VT colleagues as well as industry and non-profit partners.
Please submit a CV along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Review of materials will start on May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
- A PhD in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, or other disciplines related to automation.
- A demonstrated thorough theoretical and conceptual knowledge in automation.
- Experience in engineering education, project-based learning, and design of complex systems.
- A strong record of academic and/or industry accomplishments and the proven ability to work collaboratively.
- Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries to address complex societal challenges in a transdisciplinary manner.
- Proven ability to teach undergraduate courses in both thematic and methods topics and/or mentor undergraduate students in developing interdisciplinary capacities.
- Interest in working with industry on preparing a workforce for the 21st century
- Previous experience in interdisciplinary design teams with collaborators from fields such as technology, business, and social sciences and/or humanities.
- Previous experience in project-based learning.
- Research experience in inter- and transdisciplinary learning.
- An interest in the intersection of technology development and social responsibility.
- A commitment to diversity in the university and work community.
- Experience in industry collaborations.
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