Open Rank Faculty in Advanced Manufacturing

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Advanced Manufacturing. The appointment is open to all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Professor level), and begins in the 2022 academic year. This position is targeted to fulfill part of a coordinated team hiring effort that spans multiple departments across the College of Engineering for a new initiative focused on future manufacturing and construction engineering. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise that can integrate strongly with a well-established interdisciplinary team of faculty focused on research at the convergence of Industry 4.0 technologies. The priority area of hiring for this position is in research areas that contribute to the future of manufacturing. Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: cybermanufacturing, physics-informed machine learning, digital twin methodologies, smart sensing for manufacturing, additive and hybrid manufacturing, high-performance materials processing, and design optimization for manufacturing.

The successful candidate 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.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related field at time of appointment, a strong record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges.

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Review Date

November 8, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement discussing teaching, research, and professional goals. a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on October 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Williams at For assistance submitting the application please contact Ms. Diana Israel (540) 231-6424.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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 desire an accommodation, please contact Amanda Collins at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 30, 2021
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