Tenure Track Faculty Position - Biomedical Engineering/Applied Mechanics

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on July 8, 2020

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level to start in August 2020. Candidates with experience in biomechanics and/or biomaterials are particularly encouraged to apply. However applications will also be considered from candidates with broader interests in theoretical, computational, or experimental methods to investigate biological systems at any scale from molecule to organism. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. We also encourage applications from researchers who would be able to enhance engagement with the new medical school campus in Roanoke, VA, as well as those with industry and/or regulatory experience.

Primary responsibilities include:
•Developing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized research program
•Publishing in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings
•Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research programs
•Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in the department's programs
•Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
•Participating in departmental, college, and university committees
•Collaborating in research projects with other faculty from BEAM, as well as with faculty from other departments within the College of Engineering, the university, and the scientific community
•Serving the profession through relevant professional activities.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit their application, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and two candidate statements that describe research and teaching interests/philosophy (limited to three pages each), along with the names of at least three references that the search committee may contact.

Virginia Tech, founded as a land-grant institution in 1872, is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 50 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. The Virginia Tech College of Engineering is currently ranked #13 (#7 among public schools) by US News & World Report. BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering and in engineering mechanics, and currently has 24 tenure-track faculty members and nearly 200 graduate students. The department and related School for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) combines the strengths of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found at www.beam.vt.edu.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, engineering mechanics, or a closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience or comparable experience leading research projects beyond graduate school is considered a plus.

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

December 2, 2019

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

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