Collegiate Faculty

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 26, 2021
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Job Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Faculty position. This is a renewable, non-tenure track contract position at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (http://www.me.vt.edu/), which includes a Nuclear Engineering Program, has 68 faculty, 33 affiliate faculty, annual research expenditures of over $18M, and a current enrollment of 300 graduate students with about 150 students at doctoral level, and nearly 1200 undergraduate students. The Department is ranked 17th (10th in public schools) and 17th (9th in public schools) out of all mechanical engineering departments in the nation in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report.

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 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. In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. The mechanical engineering faculty also benefit from a number of university-wide institutes such as the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI); College-level centers such as the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center (UTC) and the state-level Commonwealth of Virginia Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS) and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).

Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline by the start time of their appointment. We are seeking candidates committed to a career in teaching with significant engineering experience in industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for primarily teaching undergraduate courses in both regular classrooms and distance-learning settings, and for mentoring and advising students. We are seeking candidates who have a broad teaching interest in all mechanical engineering subareas, including all traditional areas of solid and fluid mechanics, materials, heat transfer, thermodynamics, vibrations, controls, design, technical electives, capstone senior design, leadership/entrepreneurship and instrumentation/experimental-methods courses. Candidates must have industry experience. Preference will be given to candidates based on credentials and experience, not based on the subarea; although the ability to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including professional experience, a list of published journal articles and pedagogical achievements, a one-page teaching statement with an indication of teaching preferences, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references). Review of applications will commence on October 7, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Clint Dancey at cld@vt.edu. For assistance submitting the application please contact Ms. Diana Israel disrael@vt.edu (540) 231-6424.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree in engineering or a closely related discipline by the start time of their appointment.

Appointment Type

Regular

Review Date

October 7, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 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 desire an accommodation, please contact Amanda Collins at mandamcg@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.