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Date: Tue Sep 18 16:35:49 2018
Subject: 18.09.18 Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theoretical / Computational Soft Matter and/or Biological Physics
The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech ( invites 
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of 
Theoretical / Computational Soft Matter and/or Biological Physics. 
Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated but exceptional
senior candidates will also be considered. We especially encourage applications 
from candidates who complement, extend, or charter new directions to the departments 
existing strengths in complex biological systems and processes, non-equilibrium 
statistical physics, bio-membrane physics, and polymer physics.
Our Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics ( provides 
broad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within Virginia Techs 
College of Science ( and College of Engineering (,
as well as its Macro-molecules Innovation (, Bio-complexity (, 
and Critical Technology and Applied Science(
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a closely related 
field and must have postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment. 
The successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous and 
externally well-funded research program; teach effectively at 
the undergraduate and graduate levels; continue development of scholarly 
activities and professional capabilities; occasionally travel, for example, 
to attend professional conferences and present research seminars; 
and actively participate in department, college, and university governance. 
Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the Search 
Committee, Uwe C. Tauber, at smb_search/a\, phone: (540) 231-8998.

Candidates should apply at 
The application package must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae 
with publication list, a statement of ongoing and planned research, 
a brief description of teaching philosophy, a statement of any previous 
activities aimed at expanding the diversity and/or mentoring of minorities, 
women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how 
the applicant will further Virginia Techs commitment to build a culturally 
diverse educational environment (, and contact
information for at least three references (five for senior candidates). 
The references will be notified via email to upload their recommendation 
letters through our online system. Review of applications will begin on 
December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled; to ensure 
full consideration, complete application packages and reference letters 
should be received by December 1, 2018. As part of the hiring process, the 
successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. The expected 
position starting date is August 10, 2019. 

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA institution, and offers a wide range of networking 
and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. 
Virginia Tech is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Virginia 
Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional 
Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic 
science and engineering careers ( Individuals 
with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should
 please notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Department of Physics, (540) 231-7566, 
or call TTY 1-800-828-1120 prior to the application deadline.
Candidates should apply at
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