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Open Rank Faculty - Coastal Hazards

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Open Rank Faculty - Coastal Hazards
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170119
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 (geos.vt.edu) invites applications to join the Department of Geosciences as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of coastal hazards. The ideal candidate will apply field, analytical, experimental, or theoretical approaches to establish a better understanding of coastal hazards and their impacts. Successful candidates will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. A full list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Virginia Tech’s Faculty Handbook (available at http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook.html).

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for coastal-hazard scholars to join an active, diverse and inclusive hazards research community, through the Coastal @ Virginia Tech initiative, the Global System Science and Integrated Security Destination Areas (https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html), and the Beyond Boundaries initiative (http://www.beyondboundaries.vt.edu).

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a topic related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research. Expectations are commensurate with rank and include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have post-doctoral experience, a demonstrated interest in working with a diverse student population, experience in supervising research and theses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines across campus.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu in response to posting XXXXXX. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/23/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr@vt.edu.

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. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. As a result, this institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion.

Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a topic related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have post-doctoral experience, a demonstrated interest in working with a diverse student population, experience in supervising research and theses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to collaborate with faculty from multiple disciplines across campus.

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must submit their application materials online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu in response to posting TR0170119. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/22/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr@vt.edu.

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: Geosciences
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg: Blacksuburg
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 09/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/22/2017
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/79887

Supplemental Questions

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  2. How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • 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. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc