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Research Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology and School of Science is seeking a candidate for a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science as a Research Assistant or Associate Professor. The one-year joint appointment is expected to begin on or before August 15, 2021.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University (www.hamptonu.edu) is located onapproximately 300acres of the Virginia Peninsula. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredit all programs. Hampton University, a member of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community of higher education institutions, is currently enjoying tremendous growth and development from a traditionally teaching to a more research-intensive institution. Hampton University is currently a Masters-level institution of higher learning with a primarily undergraduate student population of approximately 4,600 students pursuing degrees in diverse areas of study.

Duties and Responsibilities

The individual selected for this position will be expected to contribute to the educational missions of the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science through teaching, curriculum development, and research related to Robotics. The selected candidate will be responsible for supervising a graduate student and working with the Engineering and Computer Science faculty to develop a Robotics Research Laboratory.


The successful applicant must have earned a Ph.D. in Robotics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field with expertise in robotics, automation, and/or cloud-based computing.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities-research, education and outreach;
  • Research experience in robotics
  • Demonstrated ability to work on interdisciplinary teams

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The compensation package will be commensurate with rank andexperience. All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and three letters of recommendation submitted electronically to demetris.geddis@hamptonu.edu or mailed to:

Dr. Demetris L. Geddis

Assistant Dean, School of Engineering and Technology

Chair and Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668


Office: (757) 727 – 5299

Hampton PREM Contact:

We encourage inquiries concerning this career opportunity and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants.

Dr. Demetris Geddis

Telephone: (757)727-5299

Email: demetris.geddis@hamptonu.edu

**Hampton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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