Asst, Assoc or Full Professor AY

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 13, 2020

Job Description

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech ( invites applications for a tenure-line position as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of Environmental Geoscience.  Viable areas include, but are not limited to nanogeoscience, environmental geochemistry, Earth materials, critical zone science, biogeoscience, and hydrogeoscience. The successful candidate will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. The ideal candidate will apply experimental, computational, analytical, or field approaches to any of the broadly defined areas of environmental geosciences.  A full list of faculty responsibilities are provided in the Virginia Tech Faculty Handbook.

The Department of Geoscience is a vibrant community of 30 faculty and instructors with expertise across the spectrum of geosciences. The Department is internationally recognized for research excellence and has a rich history of research and innovation with state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes ion microprobe (SIMS), electron microprobe, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser ablation ICP-MS, gas source IR-MS, and the VT Advanced Research Computing facility (  Additional information is available at, and

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field upon appointment. Travel to participate in professional conferences and meetings is a required component of the job.

Salary Information

Commensurate with rank and experience

Review Date

December 16, 2019

Additional Information

Application materials include a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, and individual statements detailing i) research interests, ii) teaching philosophy, and iii) a vision to enhance diversity and inclusion within the geosciences.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

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. 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 actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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