Assistant/Associate Professor

Location
Blacksburg, Virginia
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 29 2021
Ref
Posting #517604
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure line faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, effective August 2022.  Applications are welcomed in all areas of engineering mechanics, including dynamical systems, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and biomechanics, with expertise in theoretical, computational, and/or experimental methods. Preference will be given to applications with scholarly interests that include application of engineering mechanics to problems in human health. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research, high quality teaching and mentoring.

BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. Offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees in engineering mechanics and in biomedical engineering, the department currently has 42 faculty members, and is home to over 200 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate students.

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 actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders.  Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.  In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.  The department combines the strengths of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found at www.beam.vt.edu.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in engineering mechanics or a closely aligned field, a strong record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively, experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting 517604): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three separate statements (teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; limited to three pages each), and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will commence on January 10, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Prof. Romesh Batra (rbatra@vt.edu, 540-231-6051). For assistance submitting the application, please contact Ms. Cristina Rosa Castaňer (crosa@vt.edu, 540-231-6651).

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Services Center at hrservicecenter@vt.edu or at (540) 231-9331 or Ms. Cristina Rosa Castaňer (crosa@vt.edu, 540-231-6651) at least 10 days prior to the event.