Tenure track faculty position in Theoretical / Computational Soft Matter and/or Biological Physics -Virginia Tech

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 department’s existing strengths in complex biological systems and processes, non-equilibrium statistical physics, biomembrane physics, and polymer physics. Our Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics provides broad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within Virginia Tech’s College of Science and College of Engineering, as well as its Macromolecules Innovation, Biocomplexity, and Critical Technology and Applied Science Institutes.

Expectations for this position include: development of a vigorous, externally well-funded and internationally recognized research program; effective and enthusiastic instruction in physics and  related fields; effective interaction with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate
students; active development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; occasional travel, for example, to attend professional conferences and present research seminars;  participation in department, academy, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu/) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities at Virginia Tech. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Uwe C. Tӓuber, at smb_search@phys.vt.edu

phone: (540) 231-8998.