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Chemical Engineering Faculty Position

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Chemical Engineering Faculty Position
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170115
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:

Primary Responsibilities Include:
—Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in chemical engineering
—Establishment and/or continued development of an internationally recognized research program in chemical engineering

Please see for a complete description of position responsibilities and the department.

Required qualifications will vary based on level of appointment, with strong promise required for entry-level appointment and significant record of accomplishment for more experienced candidates.

Required Qualifications:

—Doctoral degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field
—Record of scholarship/research and record of external funding for research for appointment at the associate professor level
—Effective communication skills
—Candidates with interests in advanced materials, energy, and sustainability
—Experience in or promise for supervising graduate student research and theses
—Interest and/or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research activities

Preferred Qualifications:

—Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population
—Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
—Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:

Interested applicants should apply online. Attach a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the name and contact information of three professional references. For further information contact Professor Aaron Goldstein,

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

online only at, posting TR0170115.

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:
Department: Chemical Engineering
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 09/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only? No
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. List of References
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Candidate Statement