The Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a senior faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates from all research fields within chemical engineering are welcome to apply, and those with a biomedical or biotechnological focus are particularly desired. Candidates will be considered for a Robert E. Hord Jr. endowed fellowship or professorship. We are seeking candidates who can provide leadership to an interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly publications, federally funded research, and professional service.
The Department (http://www.che.vt.edu) is home to 17.5 full-time faculty members, including several early career awardees and holders of endowed professorships. The department benefits from excellent facilities with most of the faculty located in the recently constructed Goodwin Hall. Disciplinary areas of specialization include biomedical engineering, catalysis and surface science, colloids and interfaces, membranes and advanced separations, polymer science and engineering, process design and systems engineering, and supercritical fluids. The current annual departmental research expenditures exceed $3.8 M.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related field at the time of appointment, a rank appropriate record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; a commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to initiate and develop independent research that is internationally recognized for excellence, conscientiously mentor research-oriented graduate students, teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and serve the university and their professional communities.
Interest and/or experience working effectively with a diverse student population
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship
Commensurate with experience
Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 522150). Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Chang Lu, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com (540-231-8681).
The Department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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