The Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech is seeking applications for a Professor of Practice. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research. The successful applicant will support undergraduate students through the teaching of core and elective chemical engineering courses and providing career advising. In particular, we are interested in individuals who can teach our Business and Marketing for the Process Industries elective, and suitable candidates will be considered for a Joseph H. Collie Endowed Professorship. The successful applicant will also act as a liaison between undergraduate students and industrial representatives, advising students regarding internship, co-operative education, and full-time employment options and opportunities.
The department currently has 17.5 full-time faculty members, including several early career awardees and holders of endowed professorships. The department is home to over 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The department benefits from excellent facilities with most of the faculty located in the recently constructed Goodwin Hall. Disciplinary areas of specialization include biomedical engineering, catalysis and surface science, colloids and interfaces, membranes and advanced separations, polymer science and engineering, process design and systems engineering, and supercritical fluids. The current annual departmental research expenditures exceed $4.0 M.
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 undergraduate program ranks 16th and graduate program ranks 30th 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.
Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, up to three relevant research publications, and contact information for at least three professional references. In addition, applicants must provide a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy (up to 3 pages each) including the candidate’s ideas for supporting an equitable and inclusive educational environment consistent with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community; specific examples of experiences, activities, and plans will help us identify candidates who can support and extend our University’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Review of applications will commence on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Aaron Goldstein at email@example.com (540-231-3674).
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 Aaron Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org