About Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is located in the scenic southwest Virginia college town of Blacksburg. 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. There are numerous unique and relevant institutes and programs at the university including Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs, the Fralin Life Science Institute, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens, the Center for Translational Plant Sciences, the Global Change Center, InclusiveVT, many Cultural and Community Centers, and others.
The Department of Biological Sciences is home to the largest major at Virginia Tech and has faculty covering the breadth of biology and a graduate program for students pursuing both MS and PhD degrees. The department values collaborative research, collegiality, quality mentorship, innovative science and instruction, and outreach to the community. The department is a great place to work with an emphasis on employee wellness and work/life balance.
Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions. Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, 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. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access.
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.
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