This position will support rapid growth in the broad field of
environmental security. The center defines “environmental security
as the interdisciplinary approach to managing and mitigating for
environmental threats to human infrastructure, institutions,
health, and prosperity.” Consequently, we are interested in a wide
range of potential disciplines and academic expertise, such as
Geospatial Technology, Environmental Analytics, Artificial
Intelligence, Predictive Modelling, Cognitive or Decision Sciences,
Risk Analysis, Environmental Sociology, Meteorology, or Climate
We anticipate the research associate professor to be mid-career
with the expectation of the position being committed to both
applied research (35-50%) and research administration (50-65%). The
candidate will conduct their own research, while also leading the
further development of the environmental security research program
within the center. This will involve close working relationships
with the Virginia Tech National Security Institute and the Virginia
Tech—Applied Research Corporation. The successful candidate can
expect competitive salary and benefits in a university setting.
Position may be located in Arlington, VA or other locations as
- Given the nature of the research conducted and requirement from
federal sponsors, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen
- Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
- Doctorate degree in Geospatial Technology, Environmental
Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modelling, Cognitive
or Decision Sciences, Risk Analysis, Environmental Sociology,
Meteorology, or Climate Science or related discipline.
- Evidence of high potential for excellence in research and
development as demonstrated through academic study or
- Scholarship and funding credentials that support the rank of
research associate professor.
- Demonstrated mastery of ones’ field of study through publication
of relevant research in peer-reviewed academic venues appropriate
to the discipline.
- Proficiency with the tools germane to field of research.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in executing
upon research projects.
- Experience writing grant and contract proposals.
- Experience serving as principal investigator on research grants
- Interest and/or experience in working effectively with a diverse
faculty, staff and student population.
- Experience conducting research programs supporting government
agency sponsors, including within the defense and intelligence
Commensurate with experience
31 January 2023
This position is located in Arlington, VA. Given the restrictions
from the funding agency, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen as well
as have the ability to obtain and maintain a security
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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