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    The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech
    seeks applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty colleagues. The
    ideal candidates are expected to interface mechanics with the domain of
    biology (cellular mechanics, soft tissue biomechanics, macro-molecular
    biology, biodynamics, biofluids); the domains of nanotechnology or
    nanobiotechnology (mechanics of self- assembly, nanocomposites, functional
    nanodevices, biological and biomedical applications); or the domain of
    energy, with an emphasis on nanoscale and microscale problems or biological
    principles (fuel cells, renewable energy, energy conversion, clean energy,
    energy storage). However, intellectual depth is more important than the
    specific area of specialization, since ESM faculty members are expected to
    have a broad scholarly interest in engineering with a special emphasis on
    the fundamental mechanics.

    A doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant area of science or engineering
    is required. Senior applicants must have a distinguished scholarly record
    with international visibility. Prior experience working within a
    multidisciplinary team is desirable, since such research is highly valued in
    ESM. A large number of faculty members from other departments are affiliated
    with ESM. Our faculty members work closely with the School of Biomedical
    Engineering and Sciences (,
    the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (, and the Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied
    Sciences ( Virginia Tech
    is also home to System X, a world-class terascale computing facility (

    Further information about ESM, one of the few departments of its kind in the
    US, can be found at The
    department has a distinguished history. A recent review by a blue-ribbon
    panel concluded that ESM has a "longstanding record of excellence as a key
    element of the College of Engineering with national visibility". The
    department has twenty-five faculty members who support roughly 80 doctoral
    students and have research expenditures of above $6M. More information about
    Virginia Tech is available on the web at, about the College at, and about the town of Blacksburg at

    Please apply online at to
    posting number 061183 and include a resume, a letter addressing the above
    requirements, and the names of at least five references. The initial review
    of applications will begin December 1, 2006, and will continue until the
    position is filled.

    Virginia Tech is committed to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad
    and diverse spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people
    with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in
    the application process should notify the department head, Professor Ishwar
    K. Puri ( Virginia Tech is a recipient of a National Science
    Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the
    participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.