Virginia Tech — Professor of Environmental Geoscience

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech (https://geos.vt.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of Environmental Geoscience. Viable areas include, but are not limited to nanogeoscience, geochemistry, Earth materials, critical zone science, biogeoscience, and hydrogeoscience. In accordance with rank, the successful candidate will establish or expand a vibrant, externally-funded research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, provides effective instruction, advises a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grows professional leadership. The ideal candidate will apply experimental, computational, analytical, or field approaches to any of the broadly defined areas of environmental geosciences. A full list of faculty responsibilities is provided in the Virginia Tech Faculty Handbook (http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_handbook.html).

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for environmental scholars to join active and inclusive research communities, through collaborative initiatives in the Global Change Center and Coastal@VT, as well as Destination Areas (https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html) in Global System Science, Sustainable and Economical Materials, and Integrated Security.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) show substantial evidence of high-quality academic scholarship, (2) demonstrate ability or potential to attract external research funding, commensurate with rank; (3) articulate a vision of how their research portfolio will grow in the next decade and who are clearly cognizant of evolving funding opportunities in their field; (4) engage in research and teaching that complements existing strengths, resources, and infrastructure in the department; (5) clearly indicate how their teaching and mentoring will benefit our student community; and (6) demonstrate strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity in research, teaching and university service.

Candidates should apply online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu in response to posting 511473. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, and individual statements detailing (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) a vision to enhance diversity and inclusion within the geosciences. Each statement should not exceed two pages, and the teaching statement should address both undergraduate and graduate education. Review of applications will begin 12/16/19, with an anticipated start of employment in August 2020. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field upon appointment. Travel to participate in professional conferences and meetings is a required component of the job, and the successful applicant must undergo a criminal background check. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Patricia Dove, at dove@vt.edu

At the time of appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field.
Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) show substantial evidence of high-quality academic scholarship, (2) demonstrate ability or potential to attract external research funding, commensurate with rank; (3) articulate a vision of how their research portfolio will grow in the next decade and who are clearly cognizant of evolving funding opportunities in their field; (4) engage in research and teaching that complements existing strengths, resources, and infrastructure in the department; (5) clearly indicate how their teaching and mentoring will benefit our student community; and (6) demonstrate strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity in research, teaching and university service.

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