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Assistant Professor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, effective August 2022, in areas related to biomedical imaging or tissue engineering as well as broader interests in theoretical, computational, and/or experimental methods. Data driven research/teaching applications is also preferred. 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. BEAM’s graduate BME program is ranked #33 by US News & World Report.

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.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, 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 candidates will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status.

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

1/10/2022

Additional Information

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 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.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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 military 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 desire an accommodation, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaner at crosa@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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