The successful candidate will contribute to the Biodesign and Bioprocessing priority area in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Intelligent Infrastructure and Human-Centered Communities (IIHCC) Destination Area (DA) at Virginia Tech. The IIHCC DA is focused on bringing visionary humanists and technologists together to create the framework for infrastructure innovation and the reinvention of community. Faculty working together in this area are committed to transdisciplinary solutions that exist along the interdependencies between humans, community, and infrastructure with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life around the globe. Information about Destination Areas at Virginia Tech is available at provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html. The BSE department is a diverse, dynamic, and rapidly expanding unit that includes faculty members conducting cutting-edge research in Bioprocess/Biomolecular Engineering and Watershed Science and Engineering, while implementing crucial extension programming through Virginia Cooperative Extension. The BSE department is affiliated with two nationally ranked colleges: the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The department has close collaborations with many faculty, departments, and institutes across the university and state that are involved in biomanufacturing, engineering, and biological research.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with at least one degree in Engineering and evidence of peer-reviewed publications, extramural funding, teaching excellence; demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide multi-disciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure and Human-Centered Communities; and experiences and interests in culturally diverse groups.