The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the broad area of mechanics of smart energy materials. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and interests in bio-inspired dynamical systems, nano-engineered systems, and advanced materials for energy applications as well as those candidates whose work is at the food, water, and energy nexus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The primary responsibilities include:
• Developing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized experimental research program in the area of advanced materials for energy applications • Publishing in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings • Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research programs • Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in Engineering Mechanics fields. • Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students • Participating in departmental, college, and university committees • Collaborating in research projects with other faculty from BEAM, as well as with faculty from other departments within the College of Engineering, the university, and the scientific community • Serving the profession through relevant professional activities.
Successful applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of engineering or science. Demonstrated strong and broad scholarly interest in the engineering mechanical sciences. BEAM is a highly interdisciplinary department, so experience in this regard is desirable.
Applications must be submitted online to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0160129 and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional references, and a candidate statement (limited to three pages) describing research and education interests. Screening will begin on November 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Virginia Tech is committed to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad and diverse spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Kristie Verniel, 540-231-8191, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science FoundationADVANCE Institutio...nal Transformation Award (www.advance.vt.edu) to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Additional information may be obtained by accessing BEAM’s website: http://www.beam.vt.edu. Information about Virginia Tech (www.vt.edu), the College of Engineering (www.eng.vt.edu), and the town of Blacksburg (blacksburg.va.us/) is available online.