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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160117
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. Faculty candidates are sought from the broad spectrum of cancer research from an engineering and mechanics perspective. Neuro-oncology is a key focus area at Virginia Tech; however, qualified candidates in other cancers will also be considered. Special attention will be given for applicants who have expertise in translational cancer research for emerging technologies to identify, treat, and protect against cancer. The successful candidate will initiate and maintain an active research program and contribute to the educational mission of the Department.

BEAM is a highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary department, and our faculty members have broad scholarly interests that span engineering, science, and mathematics. It offers BS, MS, PhD degrees both in biomedical engineering and in engineering science and mechanics, and currently has 40 tenure-track faculty members and nearly 200 graduate students. Its faculty has strong connections to the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES), a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program that bridges engineering, science, and medicine. The School combines and leverages the strengths of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute to produce an environment that fosters outstanding interdisciplinary research and education. Further information about BEAM, partner programs, and Blacksburg can also be found at the BEAM homepage (www.beam.vt.edu).

Applications must be submitted online to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #XXXXX and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and a candidate statement (limited to three pages) describing research and education interests. Also, up to three representative papers can be enclosed in PDF format. Screening will begin on November 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a related engineering field, have a record of excellent scholarship in biomedical engineering, and be motivated to make major contributions according to a visionary plan.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0160117 and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and a candidate statement (limited to three pages) describing research and education interests. Also, up to three representative papers can be enclosed in PDF format. Screening will begin on November 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/03/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/27/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69882

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
  5. Other Doc
Optional Documents