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Job Record #18040
TitleFaculty Positions in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
LocationUnited States, Virginia, Blacksburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateThursday, December 01, 2022
The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia 
Tech seeks applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the level 
of assistant, associate or full professor effective August 2023.  We are seeking 
candidates in all areas relevant to Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, motivated 
to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong 
tradition of both basic and applied research.

The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering 
( includes 40 faculty members overseeing more than $12M 
in annual research expenditures, with approximately 260 full-time graduate 
students and 700 undergraduate students. The aerospace engineering undergraduate 
and graduate programs are ranked 12th and 14th, respectively, in the nation 
(U.S. News and World Report). With its highly regarded teaching and research 
programs, the Kevin T. Crofton Department provides a unique environment for 
collaboration beyond the traditional boundaries of both ocean and aerospace 

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and 
learning, research, 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 College of 
Engineering undergraduate program ranks 16th and the graduate program ranks 31st 
among all U.S. engineering schools (U.S. News and World Report). 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 stewardship. 

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 are expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new 
Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. The Aerospace and 
Ocean Engineering faculty also benefit from a number of university-wide 
institutes such as the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science 
(, the Virginia Tech National Security Institute 
(, and the Center for Space Science and Engineering 
Research, or Space@VT (; College-level centers include the 
Center for Research and Engineering in Aero/hydrodynamic Technology (CREATe,, the Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, and the Rolls-
Royce University Technology Center. The department is also home to a number of 
major facilities including the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel, the Advanced 
Propulsion and Power Lab, the Kentland Aerial Systems Laboratory and the Towing 
Basin. Details of these and other departmental facilities are at

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in aerospace or ocean engineering or a closely 
related field; have a strong commitment to scholarly accomplishments and 
technical leadership; an ability to work collaboratively; a commitment to 
interdisciplinary research and instruction; a commitment to service and 
advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and a willingness to expand 
disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. 
Candidates at the associate and full professor level are expected to demonstrate 
experience and accomplishment in these areas. Successful applicants will be 
responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching and 
developing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and developing an 
externally sponsored research program.

Applicants must apply online at
us/job/522014/faculty-positions-in-aerospace-and-ocean-engineering : application 
materials will include a cover letter;  curriculum vitae including a list of 
published journal articles and pedagogical achievements; a teaching statement; a 
research statement and plan; the candidate’s most significant publications (up 
to 3); a statement on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact 
information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence 
on December 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Questions 
regarding the position should be directed to Dr. William Devenport at 

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase diversity 
among faculty, staff, and students; 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.  Virginia Tech does not discriminate 
against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, 
disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender 
expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, 
religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate 
against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their 
compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any 
other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and 
need an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at or at 540-231-9331.

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #18040 when responding to this ad.
NameCory Thompson
Email ApplicationNo
Address460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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