Virginia Tech is expanding its presence in emerging interdisciplinary programs in nanoscience, neuroscience, systems biology, and computational science. These new faculty positions signify a continued University commitment to the importance of interdisciplinary science to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment, and health. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the recently launched College of Science Integrated Science Curriculum (www.science.vt.edu/isc) which has the mission of preparing students as leaders in cutting-edge interdisciplinary science and building strong research and educational partnerships across its eight departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics.The College of Science seeks to fill tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor are possible. Candidates with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and teaching for degree-granting programs in nanoscience, neuroscience, systems biology, and computational science are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses.
All applicants must have: a demonstrated strong commitment for excellence in research; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; the ability to discern future trends in the discipline; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; awareness of interdisciplinary opportunities in science; willingness to engage various disciplines to tackle complex interdisciplinary challenges, and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Applicants must have earned a doctorate at the time of appointment. Senior applicants must have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program leading to publications in the highest-quality journals. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in student-centered learning environments or interdisciplinary training programs, demonstrated examples of interdisciplinary scholarship, and whose research areas complement existing strengths and initiatives in the college.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to ISFsearch@vt.edu. Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu(posting #0111291). The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of references. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. The physics department offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program, to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Mikhelle Taylor, College of Science, (540) 231-5422, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.