The College of Science at Virginia Tech is expanding its research presence in the interdisciplinary field of Nanoscience. Thus, Virginia Tech, across the eight departments within the College of Science, has a tenure-track opening in Nanoscience to start Fall 2013 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. The position signifies a continued University commitment to the importance of interdisciplinary science to help solve major societal challenges in energy, the environment and health. The new faculty member will participate in the College of Science's recently launched Integrated Science Curriculum (www.science.vt.edu/isc), which collectively serves to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences. Appointment will be made within the department that best suits the background and interests of the candidate.
Job requirements include a Ph.D. in a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to professional conferences, curriculum development, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities.
Preference will be given to scientists who can expand our existing research. Areas of Interest include but are not limited to nanomedicine and diagnostics including the integrated areas of immunity and inflammation and nanoscience research in cardiovascular diseases and cancer, bio-imaging, physical characterization of macromolecular nanoscale structures, supramolecular assembly, and nanoscience for environmental sustainability, energy, and optoelectronic devices.
Further information can be found at www.science.vt.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Judy Riffle, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chair of the Nanoscience faculty search committee, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (#0122492) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Ms. Cyndy Graham (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.
Virginia Tech Is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Prof. Judy Riffle, Department of Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.