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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: TR0160129
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the broad area of mechanics of smart energy materials. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and interests in bio-inspired dynamical systems, nano-engineered systems, and advanced materials for energy applications as well as those candidates whose work is at the food, water, and energy nexus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Primary responsibilities include:

• Developing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized experimental research program in the area of advanced materials for energy applications
• Publishing in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings
• Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research programs
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in Engineering Mechanics fields.
• Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
• Participating in departmental, college, and university committees
• Collaborating in research projects with other faculty from BEAM, as well as with faculty from other departments within the College of Engineering, the university, and the scientific community
• Serving the profession through relevant professional activities.

Required Qualifications:

Successful applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of engineering or science. Demonstrated strong and broad scholarly interest in the engineering mechanical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

BEAM is a highly interdisciplinary department, so experience in this regard is desirable.

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 #TR0160129 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. 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: 10/11/2016
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/70177

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Required Documents

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