Collegiate Faculty

first_imgDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringSearch for Collegiate Faculty PositionThe Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invitesapplications for a Collegiate Faculty position. This will benon-tenure track contract position at Assistant, Associate, or FullProfessor level depending on the qualifications.The Department of Mechanical Engineering (,which includes a Nuclear Engineering Program, has 67 faculty, 30affiliate faculty, annual research expenditures of over $18M, and acurrent enrollment of 300 graduate students with 180 students atdoctoral level, and over 1100 undergraduate students. TheDepartment is ranked 15th (8th in public schools) and 23rd (12th inpublic schools) out of all mechanical engineering departments inthe nation in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively,by the 2019 U.S. News and World Report.Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum ofcandidates to join our community in preparing leaders for theworld. The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate andinspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators andleaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity,perseverance and stewardship.Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in anarea consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offerunique proximity to government and industry partners and is alsoexpanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new InnovationCampus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. The mechanicalengineering faculty also benefit from a number of university-wideinstitutes such as the Institute for Critical Technology andApplied Science (ICTAS), the Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia TechTransportation Institute (VTTI); College-level centers such as theRolls-Royce University Technology Center (UTC) and the state-levelCommonwealth of Virginia Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems(CCAPS), the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS) and theCommonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closelyrelated discipline by the start time of their appointment. We areseeking candidates committed to a career in teaching. Thesuccessful candidate will be responsible for primarily teachingundergraduate and graduate courses in both regular classrooms anddistance-learning settings, and for mentoring and advisingstudents. It is expected that the candidate will research andimplement pedagogical methods to improve education outcomes. Thoughnot required, the candidate is also encouraged to be involved inresearch in particular if it supports the teaching mission. We areseeking candidates who have a broad teaching interest in allmechanical engineering subareas, including all traditional areas ofsolid and fluid mechanics, materials, heat transfer,thermodynamics, vibrations, controls, design, technical electives,capstone senior design, and experimentation courses. Preferencewill be given to candidates based on credentials and not based onthe subarea.Applicants must apply online at applicationmaterials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including alist of published journal articles and pedagogical achievements, aone-page teaching statement with an indication of teachingpreferences, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity,equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least threereferences). Review of applications will commence on February 1,2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regardingthe position should be directed to Dr. Clint Dancey at [email protected] . For assistance submitting theapplication please contact Ms. Diana Israel [email protected] (540) 231-6424.The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment toincrease faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure awelcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; toadvance our research, teaching, and service mission throughinclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformationthrough institutionalized structures. If you are an person with adisability and desire an accommodation, please contact Ms. DianaIsrael at [email protected] you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Amanda Collins at [email protected] regular business hours at least 10 business days prior tothe event.Advertised: December 18, 2020Applications close:last_img

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