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Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170117
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 Physics at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Particle Physics Phenomenology. Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. We especially encourage candidates to apply with demonstrated expertise in neutrino and dark matter related research, with a background in particle-, astro- and/or nuclear physics. The successful candidate will complement, extend, or charter new directions to the department’s existing strengths in theoretical neutrino physics, particle physics phenomenology and particle-astrophysics. The Center for Neutrino Physics (http://cnp.phys.vt.edu/) provides a stimulating research environment and close interactions with colleagues working on a wide range of neutrino and intensity frontier experiments. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Integrated Security Destination Area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html).

Position responsibilities:

Expectations for this position include: development of a vigorous, externally well-funded and internationally recognized research program; effective and enthusiastic instruction in physics and related fields; working with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities at Virginia Tech. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Patrick Huber, at pheno_search@phys.vt.edu phone: (540) 231-8727.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related field, and have postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. They should demonstrate a strong record of accomplishments and creativity in physics research; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment / sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates should apply at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ TR0170117. The application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, a statement of ongoing and planned research (not to exceed 3 pages), a brief description of teaching philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and contact information for at least three references (five for senior candidates). Please, have your references send their recommendation letters to Ms. Heather Nolen at hnolen@vt.edu.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, complete application packages and at least three reference letters should be received by December 1, 2017. The expected position starting date is August 10, 2018.

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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Department: Physics
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 09/13/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
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.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79786

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Required Documents

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