2 tenure-track positions in Coastal Science and Coastal Engineering at Virginia Tech

D. Sarah Stamps dstamps at vt.edu
Fri Jul 30 14:09:07 UTC 2021


Dear Colleagues,
 
We would like to draw your attention to two tenure-line faculty positions at Virginia Tech, one in the Department of Geosciences (Coastal Science) and one in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environment Engineering (Coastal Engineering). Both positions are linked to Virginia Tech’s Center for Coastal Studies. Please find more information about Virginia Tech’s Center for Coastal Studies here (LINK <https://coastal.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/>).
 
We copied the advertisements for both descriptions below. Note the deadline, main contacts, and link for more information:
·   Coastal Science (Department of Geosciences):
o Deadline: August 6th, 2021
o Main contact: Robert Weiss, weiszr at vt.edu <mailto:http://jirish@vt.edu>
o Link: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/515977/asst-professor-ay <https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/515977/asst-professor-ay>
·   Coastal Engineering (Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering): 
o Deadline: August 10th, 2021
o Main contact: Jennifer L. Irish, jirish at vt.edu <mailto:jirish at vt.edu>
o Link: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/516095/tenuretrack-faculty-position-in-coastal-engineering <http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/516095/tenuretrack-faculty-position-in-coastal-engineering>
 
Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions you have about the positions or Virginia Tech’s Center for Coastal Studies (we will be announcing a post-doctoral scholar position soon).
 
Very Best,
Sarah, on behalf of
Jen Irish and Robert Weiss

Coastal Science
Department of Geosciences
Virginia Tech

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of coastal science.  The coastal zone is particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change because the combination of population growth and sea-level rise is transforming hazards into disasters with greater frequency and increasing societal, economic, and environmental costs.  To address these emerging challenges, we seek a dynamic, broadly trained geoscientist to advance fundamental knowledge of interconnected natural and anthropogenic processes affecting social, environmental, and economic sustainability in the coastal zone.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching in the broad area of coastal science. We seek applicants from all areas of geoscience. Areas of interest include but are not limited to novel applications of geospatial analytics and/or machine learning to coastal zone processes, coastal system evolution, geocomplexity, as well as connections to coastal policy and geohealth.

The position is affiliated with the Center for Coastal Studies (LINK <https://coastal.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/>), which brings together 50+ faculty from eight academic colleges across Virginia Tech. The Center is affiliated with the Global Systems Science Destination Area (LINK <http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html>), which is focused on the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working in the Center are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emerging from human activity and environmental change. Work in this area also embraces equity in the human condition through physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, respect for human dignity, and access to crucial material and social resources throughout the world’s diverse communities.

Responsibilities: Pursuant to the land-grant mission of Virginia Tech, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching, research, and service activities within the Department, College, and University.  Expectations include (1) developing a nationally/internationally recognized and externally funded research program, (2) mentoring and supervising doctoral and master’s students, (3) teaching and developing courses that contribute to the knowledge of coastal science and to the quantitative skills of students, and (4) contributing to scholarly activities in the Center for Coastal Studies and the Global Systems Science Destination Area.

Qualifications: Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree, in geosciences, data sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, or other related fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Global Systems Science.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university committed to teaching and learning, research, and worldwide outreach. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in the vibrant town of Blacksburg, VA. Blacksburg sits within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia and is often ranked among the nation’s best places to live.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, contact information for three professional references, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and a current CV. For further information about the position or the search process, please contact Dr. Robert Weiss, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Geoscience, Virginia Tech, at weiszr at vt.edu <mailto:weiszr at vt.edu>. The review of applications will begin on August 6. Applicants are required to apply online (direct LINK <https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/515977/asst-professor-ay>) via jobs.vt.edu <http://jobs.vt.edu/> and should use posting number 515977.

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 accommodation, please contact the hiring department or contact University ADA Services (LINK <http://oea.vt.edu/ada-accessibility-services.html>) with any questions.
 
 
 
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Coastal Engineering
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech
 
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.
 
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, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). 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.
 
The successful candidate will join the Center for Coastal Studies (https://coastal.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/ <https://coastal.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/>), which brings together 50+ faculty from eight of the nine academic colleges of Virginia Tech. The Center is affiliated with the Global Systems Science Destination Area (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html <http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html>) that is focused on the study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change. Work in this area also embraces equity in the human condition by seeking the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, respect for human dignity, and access to crucial material and social resources throughout the world’s diverse communities.
 
The successful candidate will contribute to teaching, research, and service activities within the Department’s Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program, and to service activities in the College and University. Responsibilities include developing a nationally/internationally recognized and externally funded research program, mentoring and supervising doctoral and master’s students, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.
 
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.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability in teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Global Systems Science is preferred. Furthermore, 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; (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.
 
Additional Information: 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 <http://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 at vt.edu <mailto:jirish at vt.edu> (540-231-2298).
 
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
 
About Virginia Tech: The department and program both fully embrace Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; 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. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Beth Lucas at blucas06 at vt.edu <mailto:blucas06 at vt.edu> at least 10 days prior to the event.
 
 
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D. Sarah Stamps, PhD 
She/Her                              
Associate Professor
Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory	
dstamps at vt.edu
www.geodesy.geos.vt.edu

Virginia Tech	
Department of Geosciences
926 West Campus Drive (MC0420)
4044 Derring Hall	
Blacksburg, VA 24061  USA
(540) 231-3651

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