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09-10-2010, 06:06 AM
* Assistant Professor *

The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical
Engineering and Sciences invites applications for the position of
tenure-track Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will initiate
and maintain an active research program and contribute to the
educational mission of the Department at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels. We are seeking applicants across those areas of
biomedical engineering that are synergistic with the current six
research themes in the department: imaging, tissue engineering,
biomechanics, nano-medicine, medical physics, and simulation.

The position will be located on the Virginia Tech campus of the School
of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The SBES is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program that
bridges engineering, science, and medicine. The program combines and
leverages the strengths of Virginia Techís College of Engineering, the
Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College
of Veterinary Medicine and the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of
Medicine to produce an environment that fosters outstanding
interdisciplinary research and education.

The SBES offers MS, PhD, MD/PhD, and DVM/PhD graduate degree programs.
The diplomas carry the seals of both Virginia Tech and Wake Forest
University. The School has grown rapidly since its inception in 2003.
The SBES currently has 51 tenure track faculty (17 primary and 34 joint)
and over 200 graduate students involved in biomedical engineering and
sciences research. In October 2008, the SBES moved into the new
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science building on the
Blacksburg campus where it occupies 80,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space
designed specifically for cutting edge biomedical research. Our
externally funded research expenditures have grown to approximately $25
million last year with $10 million coming from our primary faculty.

Established in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a
comprehensive research university with more than 29,000 students. The
Virginia Tech College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the
nationís top 20 U.S. engineering schools. Wake Forest University was
founded in 1834 and is a private comprehensive research university with
6,800 students, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal
arts and in graduate and professional education. The Wake Forest
University School of Medicine is ranked among the best medical schools
in the United States.

Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the countryís best places to
live. It is a scenic and vibrant community nestled in the New River
Valley between the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is near
national forests, state parks, and other regional attractions of
Southwest Virginia, renowned for their history and natural beauty.

Candidates must hold a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or a related
engineering field, have a record of excellent scholarship in biomedical
engineering, and be motivated to make major contributions according to a
visionary plan.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity,
inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is
free of all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National
Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to
increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering
careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Applications must be submitted online to http://jobs.vt.edu using
posting number 0100627. Applications must include a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three professional
references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that describes
research and educational interests. Also, three representative papers
can be enclosed in the PDF format.

Further information about the SBES, the partner universities, and
Blacksburg can also be found at this site or the SBES homepage
(www.sbes.vt.edu). Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2010
and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position or from individuals desiring accommodations
in the application process should be directed to:

Professor Ge Wang
Phone 540-231-7190
Chair, Search Committee for the SBES Assistant Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, MC 0298
Blacksburg, VA 24061