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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170021
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:

Virginia Tech invites applications for 2 tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor. These positions are part of a cluster hire that will have academic homes either at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCSOM and VTCRI) or in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE). We seek individuals with active research programs focused on health behaviors to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; The mission of the CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise is recruiting a candidate with implementation research expertise focused on physical activity and nutrition, community health, and/or obesity-related outcomes. The successful applicant for this position will work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists across a wide range of implementation research activities including, but not limited to, developing and testing implementation strategies, observational studies of real-world implementation, comparative effectiveness trials, and hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials. This will be a 9-month (70% research, 30% teaching) appointment. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees, and modest teaching responsibilities in the area of dissemination and implementation science.

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise ( has ~20 faculty dedicated to teaching and mentoring over 1000 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Our faculty have received over $10 million in extramural funding over the last 5 years from the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, a variety of foundations, and industry. The Department is home to the Expanded Food and Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (Education (SNAP-Ed) which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching, and extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ( ) has been instrumental in helping agriculture and other life science industries make significant strides in improving people’s lives. Today’s College is adapting to society’s expectations and needs by focusing its resources and efforts on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for devastating and debilitating diseases. Nearly 3,000 students are pursing degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The College has 12 academic departments, 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs) and a presence in every county in the Commonwealth through Virginia Cooperative Extension. Today, in addition to two-year associate degrees, the college grants bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Required Qualifications:

- Doctorate-level terminal degree in health promotion related field, including, but not limited to: kinesiology, nutrition, public health;
- Post-doctoral training;
- Demonstrated ability to publish high quality, refereed publications;
- The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research with others;
- Demonstrated potential for obtaining extramural funding;
- Excellent communication interpersonal skills including delivering presentations; and
- Commitment to quality student education.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Active extramural funding

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How to Apply for this Job:

Please electronically submit letter of intent, curriculum vitae, description of research program, three representative reprints, and three letters of reference at (posting # TR0170021). Questions can be referred to Matthew W. Hulver, Ph.D., Department Head, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech and Biomedical Science, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: We will begin reviewing applications immediately and 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 education and experience.
Department: Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/14/2017
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 Accessibility 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.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Research Statement
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Other Doc
  5. Cover Letter
  6. Letter of Reference #1
  7. Letter of Reference #2
  8. Letter of Reference #3
Optional Documents
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