[GilbertClub] Virginia Tech Geosciences Faculty and Dept. Head Position

Virginia Tech Department of
Geosciences: Professor
and Head

The Department of Geosciences, in
the College of
Science at Virginia Tech, invites applications from visionary,
creative, and
energetic leaders for the position of Department Head. With an
international
reputation for excellence, we are 22 faculty members, 10 support
staff, 2
instructors, 15 postdocs/research scientists, 65 graduate
students and 130
undergraduates with research interests organized around
interdisciplinary
studies of processes, materials, life, hazards, water, and
resources. With our
many young faculty and support of new university initiatives
including Beyond
Boundaries (http://ift.tt/1R5ltTq), the new position offers a unique
opportunity to
reinvent the geological sciences for the 21st century. Our main
campus in
Blacksburg and other campuses in Northern Virginia are
well-positioned to
foster interactions with academic and government organizations
in the
Washington DC metro region.

The successful applicant will be an
advocate for
the research and teaching missions of the department, will work
to grow
collaborations with groups across the university and nationally/
internationally, and will focus on achieving strategic goals
within the
department and university. Potential candidates must have a
Ph.D. in
Geosciences or closely related fields, demonstrated
administrative and
programmatic leadership experience, a broad understanding of
geosciences, and
exceptional professional achievements as evidenced by
outstanding research. The
appointment will be at the level of tenured Full Professor.

Interested candidates should submit
a current CV,
letter of interest and listing of four professional references
upon applying
through http://www.jobs.vt.edu posting number TR0150178 or via the
link: http://ift.tt/1NAGakn. Review of
applications
will begin on Jan. 29, 2016 and will continue until the position
is filled. If
you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact
Ms. Sharon Collins (sharon72@vt.edu).              

Inquiries
regarding the
position should be directed to Professor Shuhai Xiao, Search
Chair (xiao@vt.edu); Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA
24061, USA;  (540)
231-6521.  Further
information about the Department is
available at http://www.geos.vt.edu/.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate
against employees,
students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender,
national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual
orientation,
genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis
protected by law.

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