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Human Factors Engineering & Ergonomics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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  • Human Factors Engineering & Ergonomics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

    The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is seeking outstanding faculty candidates to contribute to our instructional and research efforts in human factors engineering and ergonomics. We particularly seek individuals with expertise in the following areas and whose research uses experimental, modeling and/or field-based approaches: lower body mechanics (especially slips, trips, and falls) and occupational ergonomics (including injury prevention).

    Appointments will be considered at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks, for tenure-track or tenured positions starting in the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Applicants should have achieved, or show potential to develop, a strong program of externally funded research and scholarship. The position requires a Ph.D. degree, with at least one degree in human factors engineering, ergonomics, industrial engineering, or a closely related field. We are seeking candidates with exceptional potential for leadership in research and education, and a strong commitment to high quality research. The successful applicant will also be expected to provide skilled teaching of foundational and advanced courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates for Associate and Full Professor must have a strong record of research leadership, publications, and external funding.

    For information regarding the position and application process, please visit Applications must be submitted online at (posting number TR0150137) and include a cover letter, current vita, research statement, teaching statement, up to three relevant research publications (submitted in a single document under ‘Other Doc’), and the names of at least three references. Reference letters should be provided online by request only for top candidates. Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact the search committee at

    Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and inclusive excellence, and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.