Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Virology at Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
Salary is negotiable in line with comparable faculty positions
August 29 2019
Life Sciences
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Virology

at Virginia Tech

Position Summary

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a high-quality extramurally funded research program. There will be opportunities to teach/co-teach in professional (DVM) and graduate courses, and perform service on committees of the department/college/university. Instructional participation at the graduate level can be tailored to the candidates’ interests and expertise. The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized virology program.

For more information about the college, please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/org/dbsp/index.asp. Please also visit the web links of Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: Fralin Life Sciences Institute: https://fralin.vt.edu/; Fralin Biomedical Research Institute: https://research.vtc.vt.edu/; Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS): https://ictas.vt.edu/. Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the College’s Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: https://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/ and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM): https://www.vcom.edu/virginia exist as well. The veterinary college also actively participates in a number of the university “Destination Area” initiatives such as Global Systems Science, and Adaptive Brain and Behavior promoting transdisciplinary research across the campus [https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas.html].

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff in the U.S. and around the world. Virginia Tech is the largest residential university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech had research expenditures totaling $522 million in 2017, ranking 46th out of 900 universities nationwide. The university currently is undergoing dramatic growth in its research programs. The Virginia Tech campus is nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains located in Blacksburg, VA, which is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live, study, and work. Virginia Tech is dedicated to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Required Qualifications

Candidate requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in virology or related biomedical science and a strong record of scholarly accomplishment. Candidates with DVM and PhD are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments in virology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust virology program. Candidates with a documented record of research accomplishments (publications and/or extramural grant support) especially in the areas of animal models of viral diseases, vaccine development, viral pathogenesis and host-virus interactions are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment to the Associate Professor rank will require a demonstrated record of accomplishment including strong extramural funding. Opportunities to develop independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Excellent opportunities also exist to mentor and train Ph.D. students.

The committee will review applications beginning on October 31, 2019, although the position will be open until filled. Interested individuals should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, research statement, teaching philosophy, along with names and addresses of three professional references at Virginia Tech HR site: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/510848/. Should you need more information, please contact Dr. X.J. Meng, Chair of Virology Search Committee, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Tech. Phone: (540) 231-6912, xjmeng@vt.edu.

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