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Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Coastal Engineering

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge and addresses complex real-world challenges that cross disciplinary boundaries. In this context, Virginia Tech plans to increase interdisciplinary capacity and disciplinary excellence in coastal hazards and disasters with a series of linked hires within the Center for Coastal Studies and the Global System Science Destination Area. In this collaborative spirit, the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Center for Coastal Studies (CSS) at Virginia Tech seek applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the field of coastal engineering with an emphasis on coastal hazards and disasters.

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has 79 faculty, and a current enrollment of 320 graduate students and over 650 undergraduate students. The department ranks 8th and 9th in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, among all U.S. civil engineering departments (USN&WR). With classroom and lab facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia and the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C., the department is one of the largest civil engineering programs in the United States.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field at the time of appointment. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate Professor level.

To Apply:

This faculty position will be filled at Virginia Tech's main campus, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Blacksburg, and the surrounding areas, are consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. The position start date is January 2022.

Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (job number 516095): application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement discussing research and teaching goals, and contact information for at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to highlight within their statement on research and teaching goals how they promote a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will commence on August 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Irish at jirish@vt.edu (540-231-2298).