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Molecular Virology Assistant or Associate Professor

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a high-quality extramurally funded research program. There will be opportunities to teach/co-teach in professional (DVM) and graduate courses, and perform service on committees of the department/college/university. Instructional participation at the graduate level can be tailored to the candidates’ interests and expertise. The department and college have a strong vibrant nationally and internationally recognized virology program. 

For more information about the college, please visit; for departmental information including other areas of expertise please visit Please also visit the web links of Virginia Tech life/health sciences-related Institutes, which foster intercollegiate research interactions. These include: Fralin Life Sciences Institute:; Fralin Biomedical Research Institute:; Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS): Opportunities for translational research in collaboration with faculty in the College’s Departments of Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM): exist as well. The veterinary college also actively participates in a number of the university “Destination Area” initiatives such as Global Systems Science, and Adaptive Brain and Behavior promoting transdisciplinary research across the campus [].

Required Qualifications

Candidate requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in virology or related biomedical science and a strong record of scholarly accomplishment. Candidates with DVM and PhD are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong record of research accomplishments in virology that will complement the expertise of our existing robust virology program. Candidates with a documented record of research accomplishments (publications and/or extramural grant support) especially in the areas of animal models of viral diseases, vaccine development, viral pathogenesis and host-virus interactions are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment to the Associate Professor rank will require a demonstrated record of accomplishment including strong extramural funding. Opportunities to develop independent and interdisciplinary collaborative research programs exist both within the college and with other life sciences-oriented departments, colleges, and institutes on campus. Excellent opportunities also exist to mentor and train Ph.D. students.


Review Date

6 Sep 2019

Additional Information

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.

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.

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Application Information

The committee will review applications beginning on October 31, 2019, although the position will be open until filled. Interested individuals should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, research statement, teaching philosophy and career goals, along with names and addresses of three professional references at job posting 510848. Should you need more information, please contact Dr. X.J. Meng, Chair of Virology Search Committee, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Tech. Phone: (540) 231-6912,