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  • Three Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor Positions

    TheDepartment of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Techinvites applications for three tenure-track positions in the area ofbiomechanics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successfulcandidates will initiate and maintain active research programs and contributeto the educational mission of the department at both the undergraduate andgraduate levels. We seek candidates with research in biomechanics (from molecularto organismal scales) or mechanics with an emphasis on biological systems.Candidates whose research uses experimental, computational, or analyticalapproaches are encouraged. One position is specifically to lead the Kevin P.Granata Biomechanics Laboratory. Opportunities exist for all candidates tointeract with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).

    BEAMis a highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary department, and our facultymembers have broad scholarly interests that span engineering, science, andmathematics. It offers BS, MS, PhD degrees both in biomedical engineering andin engineering science and mechanics, and currently has 40 tenure-track facultymembers and nearly 200 graduate students. Its faculty has strong connections tothe School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES), a multi-disciplinary,multi-institutional program that bridges engineering, science, and medicine.The School combines and leverages the strengths of Virginia Techís College ofEngineering, the Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Virginia-Maryland RegionalCollege of Veterinary Medicine, and the new Virginia Tech Carilion School ofMedicine and Research Institute to produce an environment that fostersoutstanding interdisciplinary research and education, offering MS, MD/PhD, andDVM/PhD graduate-level degrees. Further information about BEAM, partner programs,and Blacksburg can also be found at the BEAM homepage (

    Candidatesmust hold a doctorate in a relevant scientific or engineering field, have arecord of excellent scholarship, and be motivated to make major contributionsaccording to a visionary research and education plan. Applications must besubmitted online to using posting number TR0140098 and mustinclude a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at leastthree professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) describingresearch and education interests. Also, up to three representative papers canbe enclosed in PDF format. Screening will begin on November 1, 2014 and willcontinue until the position is filled.

    Establishedin 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a comprehensive researchuniversity with more than 30,000 students. The Virginia Tech College ofEngineering is consistently ranked among the nationís top 20 U.S. engineeringschools. Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the countryís best places tolive. It is a scenic and vibrant community nestled in the New River Valleybetween the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is near nationalforests, state parks, and other regional attractions of Southwest Virginia,renowned for their history and natural beauty.

    VirginiaTech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and tomaintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms ofdiscrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCEInstitutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women inacademic science and engineering careers and is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. In addition, Virginia Tech respondsto the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place toprovide flexibility for faculty careers.

    Inquiriesabout the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee: AssociateProfessor Jake Socha, Individuals with disabilities desiringaccommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Pamela Stiff, 540-231-8191,