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Associate or Full Professor of Practice

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Statistics
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Department of Statistics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech invites applications for an Associate, or Full Professor of Practice, dependent on qualifications and experience, to support research at Virginia Tech’s National Security Institute (VTNSI), collaborate through the department’s Statistical Applications and Innovations Group (SAIG) and teach in the statistics department curriculum. The academic-year position is available beginning Summer 2024 or Fall 2024. Classes will be conducted in-person at the Blacksburg campus.

Required Qualifications

A PhD or higher in Statistics, Biostatistics or closely related field is required.

In addition, candidates must have significant industrial collaboration and/or teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience collaborating with engineers and scientists.

Candidates must have the expertise or experience to teach courses to both statistics majors as well as graduate students from other departments.

Given the nature of the research conducted and the requirements from federal sponsors, the candidate must be a US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with experience interacting with a diverse student or client population.

Experience teaching training courses to non-statisticians, and managing partnerships/collaborations between external partners and academia.

An active role in professional societies/service and technical communities including leadership and conference attendance is desired. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

May 1, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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.

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