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Communication Faculty

Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Blacksburg

Communication Faculty

  • 522976
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics
  • Engineering
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the instructor or collegiate assistant professor level, effective August 2023, to lead communications programs for BEAM undergraduate students in design and research with consideration to a range of platforms (e.g. papers, presentations, graphic design, materials for conferences, etc…), audiences, and settings. This individual will also contribute to student professional development (such as job application portfolios and interview skills) and pedagogical practices of the department. The individual will also have the opportunity to contribute to existing coursework in engineering design and practice and collaborate in the department’s efforts in enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students, including internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad pending if the individual has technical and/or engineering background.

BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. Offering BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering and engineering mechanics, BEAM currently has 45 faculty members and is home to over 200 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. BEAM’s graduate Biomedical Engineering (BME) program is ranked #34 by US News & World Report. Part of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 16th and graduate program ranks 30th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR), Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of high-quality teaching, student engagement, and mentoring.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 16th and graduate program ranks 30th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance, and stewardship.

Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting 522976) and provide cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a statement discussing teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Dr. Sara Arena (sarena@vt.edu, 540-232-8441). For assistance applying, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaňer (crosa@vt.edu, 540-231-6651).

Required Qualifications

-Master’s Degree in engineering, science, communications or related field
-Previous experience teaching college students and/or providing presentations to large professional audiences in a corporate environment
-Previous employment involved in technical communication/writing

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Engineering Education or a STEM field
-Previous experience working in higher education and/or corporate environment
- Previous experience providing instruction or conducting pedagogical research focused on technical communication/writing
-Previous experience advising college students on writing and career related topics.

Pay Band

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

1/15/2023

Additional Information

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.

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 military 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaner at crosa@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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