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09-10-2010, 06:12 AM
* Associate Professor *

for Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Studies

The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical
Engineering and Sciences invites applications for the position of
Associate Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate
Studies. The successful candidate will lead the SBES initiative to
develop a new undergraduate biomedical engineering program, 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 all areas of biomedical engineering.

The position will be located on the Virginia Tech campus of the School
of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) in Blacksburg, Virginia.
SBES is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program that bridges
engineering, science, and medicine. The program combines and leverages
the strengths of Virginia Tech’s 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.

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.
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, SBES moved into the new Institute
for Critical Technology and Applied Science building on the Blacksburg
campus which increases the school to 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
nation’s 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 country’s 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; qualify for tenure at the rank of associate professor
or higher; have a demonstrated record of university-level teaching and
research; and have a record of superior scholarship in biomedical
engineering. Highly desirable attributes include demonstrated experience
in the administration of an engineering degree program, assisting with
ABET accreditation, fostering workplace diversity, and development of
undergraduate engineering curriculum.

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 0100624. 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. At least one of the references
should be able to discuss the candidate’s administrative experience and
abilities. Further information about 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 H. Clay Gabler
Phone 540-231-7190
Chair, Search Committee for the SBES Associate Department Head
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, MC 0298
Blacksburg, VA 24061