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The Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Minerals Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. The position is at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with rank to be determined by applicant qualifications. Successful applicants will be expected to sustain a high level of scholarly research and publication; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; and contribute quality service and outreach to the department, college, university and profession.
The successful applicant would be expected to develop internationally recognized and externally funded research programs in primary and secondary materials processing within the general fields of mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and materials recycling. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of ore characterization and mineralogy; comminution and liberation, physical and chemical separations; surface and colloid chemistry; waste management and handling; and process modeling, simulation and control. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to university initiatives in computational modeling, data analytics, automation, sustainability and lifecycle analysis. The successful applicant would be expected to collaborate with external organizations including other universities, research institutes, government agencies and private companies. Occasional travel to attend conferences/meetings is required. A Ph.D. in mining, minerals or closely related engineering field is required by date of appointment and a specialty in minerals processing or extractive metallurgy is preferred. All candidates are encouraged to have, or seek upon employment, professional engineering registration.
Virginia Tech's Mining and Minerals Engineering Department is one of the largest mining engineering programs in North America. The Department currently enjoys a strong international reputation for its academic, research and outreach programs. The Department has an enrollment of 200 undergraduate and graduate students. Research expenditures in the Department are in excess of $5 million per year. External funding for ongoing research includes support from state, federal and industry sources. The Department is housed within a nationally ranked College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The university has a total enrollment of +30,000 with +7,000 students enrolled within the College of Engineering.
- Ph.D. in mining, minerals or closely related engineering field. - Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of ore characterization and mineralogy; comminution and liberation, physical and chemical separations; surface and colloid chemistry; waste management and handling; and process modeling, simulation and control.
- A specialty in minerals processing or extractive metallurgy.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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