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ekennedy15
01-27-2005, 01:06 AM
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Virginia Tech seeks a
candidate for a tenure track, teaching and research faculty position.
The position is targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but
outstanding applications at the Associate or Full Professor level will
be considered. Primary consideration will be given for research
interests in the following areas: biomedical engineering and
biomechanics; energy production and utilization; micro and nanosystems;
and design theory and methodology. Applicants with strong
interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Successful applicants must
have a doctorate and will be expected to develop a strong research
program and contribute to the educational mission of the department at
both the graduate and undergraduate levels.



The ME Department has embarked on an exciting growth plan that will
include up to 15 new faculty positions over the next five years.
Currently, the ME Department has 37 faculty members with an enrollment
of approximately 800 undergraduate students and 200 graduate (70 PhD)
students. Tech's programs in Mechanical Engineering are consistently
ranked in the top 5% of Mechanical Engineering Departments in the nation
by U.S. News and World Report. External research support is $5.5
million per year. Faculty and students conduct research in 22 on-campus
centers and laboratories and participate in collaborations with many
national and international research organizations. Further information
about the ME department can be found at http://www.me.vt.edu
.



The screening of applicants will begin on February 1, 2005, and will
continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a
curriculum vita, the names of five references, and a cover letter
summarizing their research and teaching interests. These items must be
submitted electronically at https://jobs.vt.edu
with Posting Number 041712. The position will be
posted at this website by November 22, 2004. Questions may be directed
to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stefan Duma at duma@vt.edu.



Virginia Tech, a land-grand university of the Commonwealth, is located
in Blacksburg, nearby the recreational and scenic attractions of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. The University has a total enrollment of 25,000,
including approximately 6,500 students in the College of Engineering.
Additional information about Blacksburg can be found at
http://www.bev.net.



Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and,
in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates by encouraging
women, minorities, and people with disabilities to apply. As a
demonstration of this commitment, Virginia Tech has won a 5-year ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation award from NSF and developed programs to
increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science
and engineering careers through pipeline, recruitment, leadership and
institutional transformation initiatives. More information can be found
at http://www.advance.vt.edu .
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application
process or needing this material in an alternate format should notify
Ms. Vanessa McCoy, (540) 231-6505, vamccoy@vt.edu, by the application
deadline.




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