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Job Record #15338
TitleTenure-Track Assistant Professor Position In Computational Des
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerVirginia Tech College of Engineering
LocationUnited States, Virginia, Blacksburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, November 23, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant 
seeking applicants having strong interdisciplinary interests across all 
areas of design methodology, design optimization, and multi-scale modeling. 
We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise that integrate 
strongly with an interdisciplinary team of faculty engaged at the 
intersection of advanced design, manufacturing, and materials research. 
Thus, we seek candidates with expertise in multidisciplinary design 
analysis, synthesis, and optimization; design automation; design for 
manufacturing; and design theory and methodology.  Virginia Tech is 
committed to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including 
women, minorities, and people with disabilities.  Virginia Tech is a 
recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional 
Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic 
science and engineering careers (  Virginia Tech is an 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applicants must hold a 
doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline.  
Qualified candidates having university/industrial/federal laboratory 
experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will 
be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching 
courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing an 
internationally recognized research program.  We are looking to hire an 
outstanding candidate who can also contribute to Virginia Tech’s 
transdisciplinary Destination Areas (particularly to Intelligent 
Infrastructure and Human Centered Communities—IIHCC DA), which involve 
faculty and departments across many colleges of the university.  While 
faculty remain in their home department, their research and academic 
activities contribute to the advancement of the VT’s Destination Areas in 
addition to their own department/discipline. For more information about the 
VT Destination Areas, please visit the web site: Blacksburg is located in 
the Blue Ridge Mountains and is widely recognized by national rankings as a 
vibrant and desirable community with affordable living, world-class outdoor 
recreation, an active arts community, and a diverse international 
population. The Department of Mechanical Engineering, which includes a 
Nuclear Engineering Program, has 63 faculty, research expenditures of over 
$18M, and a current enrollment of 340 graduate students with 180 students at 
doctoral level, and over 1100 undergraduate students.  The Department is 
ranked 14th and 22nd out of all mechanical engineering departments in the 
nation in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, by the 2018 
U.S. News and World Report. The Department includes several research 
centers, and its faculty members are engaged in diverse multidisciplinary 
research activities.  The mechanical engineering faculty also benefit from a 
number of university-wide institutes such as the Institute for Critical 
Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Biocomplexity Institute, 
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI); College level centers such as 
the recently established Rolls-Royce University Technology Center (UTC) in 
advanced systems diagnostics, and the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems 
(VaCAS); and state level industry-academic research centers such as the 
Commonwealth Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS) and the 
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), and VT Carillion 
Research Institute (VTCRI).  For more information about the department and 
the available positions please visit our web site at   
Qualified applicants must electronically submit the online application at, include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list 
of published journal articles, a one-page research statement, a brief 
statement on teaching preferences, a statement of your plans and 
contributions to diversity and inclusivity at VT, and the names of five 
references that the search committee may contact. Apply to posting 
#TR0180107. Review of Applications starts November 23, 2018 and applicant 
screening will continue until the position is filled.  For assistance 
submitting the application please contact Ms. Sara Phillips (, 
(540) 231-0700). Inquiries about the position should be directed to the 
Chair of the search committee, Prof. Mehdi Ahamadian ( 
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application 
process should notify Professor Ahamadian, the hiring department of 
mechanical engineering, or contact University ADA Services with any questions. 
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15338 when responding to this ad.
NameSara Phillips
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