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Job Record #15339
TitleAssistant Professor in Bio, Micro and Nano-Systems
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerVirginia Tech
LocationUnited States, VA, Blacksburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications 
for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Bio, Micro, and Nano-systems 
at the assistant professor level to start in August 2019.  The primary areas of 
interest include mechanobiology, the interface of mechanics and 
biology/medicine at all lengthscales, biotransport, and modeling of biological 
systems ranging from molecular to genes, organelle, cell, and tissue level.  
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related 
discipline. 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 contribute to 
Virginia Tech’s transdisciplinary Destination Areas (particularly to 
Intelligent Infrastructure and Human Centered Communities—IIHCC DA), which 
involve faculty and departments across the eight 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 website:
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 the 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 
(BI), VT Carillion Research Institute (VTCRI),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).  For more information about the department visit our 
website 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 maximum two-page research statement, a one-page 
statement on teaching philosophy, and the names of five references that the 
search committee may contact. Apply to posting TR0180106. Review of 
Applications starts November 23, 2018, and applicant screening will continue 
until the position is filled. 
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.
For assistance submitting the application, please contact Ms. Amanda McCoy
(, (540) 231-4162. Inquiries about the position should be 
directed to the Chair of the search committee, Prof. Amrinder Nain 
(, (540) 231-6036. If you are an individual with a disability and 
desire accommodation, please contact the hiring department or contact 
University ADA Services with 
any questions.

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #15339 when responding to this ad.
NameAmanda McCoy
Email ApplicationNo
Address1145 Perry Street
131 Durham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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