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  • Faculty Position: Department of Mechanical Engineering,Virginia Tech

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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 .
    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,, by the application

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