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The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the broad area of mechanics of smart energy materials. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise and interests in bio-inspired dynamical systems, nano-engineered systems, and advanced materials for energy applications as well as those candidates whose work is at the food, water, and energy nexus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program and contribute to the educational mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.Developing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized experimental research program in the area of advanced materials for energy applications
Primary responsibilities include:
Publishing in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings
Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research programs
Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in Engineering Mechanics fields.
Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
Participating in departmental, college, and university committees
Collaborating in research projects with other faculty from BEAM, as well as with faculty from other departments within the College of Engineering, the university, and the scientific community
Serving the profession through relevant professional activities.
Successful applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of engineering or science. Demonstrated strong and broad scholarly interest in the engineering mechanical sciences.
BEAM is a highly interdisciplinary department, so experience in this regard is desirable.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 11/27/2016