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Job Record #17361
TitleDepartment of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerVirginia Tech
LocationUnited States, Virginia, Blacksburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites 
applications for three (3) tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at 
all levels in Robotics, Autonomous & Dynamic Systems (RADS) Thrust Area, 
with emphasis on Acoustics and Vibration including but not limited to 
Acoustic/Elastic Metamaterials and Meta-structures, Smart Materials and 
Structures, Energy Harvesting and Transfer Systems including Marine Energy, 
Advanced Sensing and Actuation Systems, and Ultrasonics, Autonomous Systems 
including Aerial Vehicles and Drones.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (, which 
includes a Nuclear Engineering Program, has 68 faculty, 33 affiliate 
faculty, annual research expenditures of over $18M, and a current enrollment 
of about 140 doctoral student,140 Master students, and nearly 1200 
undergraduate students. The Department is ranked 17th (10th in public 
schools) and 17th (9th in public schools) out of all mechanical engineering 
departments in the nation in undergraduate and graduate education, 
respectively, by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report. 
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to research, 
teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the 
nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may 
serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of 
community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad 
spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the 
world. The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire 
our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders.  Our core 
values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and 
Virginia Tech's main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area 
consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition, 
our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to 
government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with 
Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to 
open in 2024. 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 Rolls-
Royce University Technology Center (UTC) and the state-level Commonwealth of 
Virginia Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), the Virginia 
Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS) and the Commonwealth Center for 
Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related 
discipline by the start time of their appointment. We are seeking highly 
qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching.  The 
successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and 
undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate 
levels, and developing a strong externally sponsored research program.  
Candidates should apply online at to the appropriate 
posting numbers 517526: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a 
curriculum vitae, a research/vision statement, teaching philosophy, and the 
names of five references that the search committee may contact. Review of 
applications will commence on October 7, 2021 and continue until the 
positions are filled. Questions regarding the positions should be directed 
to Dr. Saied Taheri at For assistance submitting the application 
please contact Mrs. Miriam Snyder (540) 231-8250. 
The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase 
faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, 
safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and 
service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable 
transformation through institutionalized structures. If you are a person 
with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mrs. Miriam 

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17361 when responding to this ad.
NameMiriam Snyder
Email ApplicationNo
Address100C Randolph Hall
460 Old Turner St
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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