Available Faculty Position in Nuclear Engineering Program
Job Description - Collegiate Faculty
The Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Collegiate Faculty position. This is a renewable, non-tenure track contract position at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (http://www.me.vt.edu/), which includes the Nuclear Engineering Program (https://nuclear.ncr.vt.edu), has 68 faculty, 33 affiliate faculty, annual research expenditures of over $18M, and a current enrollment of 300 graduate students with about 150 students at the doctoral level, and nearly 1200 undergraduate students. The Department is ranked 17th (10th in public schools) and 17th (9th in public schools) out of all mechanical engineering departments in the nation in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, by the 2021 U.S. News and World Report.
The Nuclear Engineering Program has 6 core and 11 affiliate faculty members. The faculty is engaged in advanced research activities in the areas of Nuclear Materials & Fuel, Particle Transport Methods; Reactor Physics, Reactor Shielding, Radiation Detection, Thermal-Hydraulics & Reactor Safety, and virtual immersive visualization and machine learning in reactor analysis. In addition to PhD, MS, and MENG degrees in Nuclear Engineering, the program offers a Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Science, Technology and Policy (in collaboration with the Department of Science, Technology and Society and the School of Public and International Affairs), and an accelerated MENG degree for the US Naval Academy midshipmen. The program also offers an undergraduate minor in Nuclear Engineering. The program is offered in both Blacksburg, VA, and Northern Virginia campuses, and it is ranked 17th by the US News & World Report in graduate education. This position will be located in Blacksburg, VA.
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 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.
Virginia Tech's main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024. The mechanical engineering faculty also benefit from a number of university-wide institutes such as the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI); College-level centers such as the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center (UTC) and the state-level Commonwealth of Virginia Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS), the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), and the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering or a closely related discipline. We are seeking candidates committed to a career in teaching. Professional experience is preferred in the area of operations with research reactors, Naval reactors, power reactors, or other nuclear facilities. The candidate will be responsible for primarily teaching undergraduate courses and some graduate courses in both regular classrooms and distance-learning settings, and for mentoring and advising students. We are seeking candidates who have a broad teaching interest in all nuclear engineering subareas. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.vt.edu/ (job number 517548): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement with an indication of teaching preferences, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on November 7, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Mark Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance submitting the application please contact Ms. Alida Spaulding, email@example.com, (540) 231-7183.
The department fully embraces 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. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. If you are a person with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Ms. Alida Spaulding at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days prior to the event