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. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise students, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other Virginia Tech faculty, and contribute in service opportunities to the university and profession. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to establish and nurture bridges between civil engineering, materials sciences, and other engineering and physical and social science disciplines. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop research links with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (see https://www.vtti.vt.edu/ ), which houses the largest group of driving safety researchers in the world and has an infrastructure in excess of $100M. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in areas such as multi-functional materials multi-scale, multi-physics modelling and experimentation; development of sensors for infrastructure health monitoring; responsive/adaptive materials; recycling, reprocessing, reuse and reformulating of existing materials; development of technologies for large-scale 3D printing; implementation of material discoveries into the engineering practice; and development of performance criteria for long-term durability and sustainability of infrastructure. Candidates for this position are expected also to engage closely in research, teaching and service activities within the Destination Areas (DA) and Strategic Growth Areas (SGA) identified by Virginia Tech as its future research thrusts (see https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview.html). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working primarily in the DA on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities (IIHCC; see https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-infrastructure.html ) and its SGA on Economical and Sustainable Materials (ESM;see https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/sga-overview/sga-materials.html ).
A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).