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Department Head
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State of Virginia | Montgomery, AL
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Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Department Head. This senior level position within the College of Engineering will lead a department representing a unique multidisciplinary interface between biomedical science, fundamental mechanics, and real-world applications. Our faculty and students innovate and discover across a continuum of systems, from natural to engineered to medical. In addition to leading and managing the department, the successful candidate is expected to strengthen our partnerships with Wake Forest University, the Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) and the newly formed College of Medicine at Virginia Tech. Further, we seek candidates who are interested in fostering the growth of the new BME undergraduate program with the first cohort of students joining in Fall 2019. The department has 52 full-time faculty members, with an on-campus enrollment of approximately 100 undergraduates, 20 M.S., 119 Ph.D. students. The Department's current annual research expenditures exceeds $13.2M and the College of Engineering undergraduate program consistently ranks in the top 15. There are two graduate programs within the department, Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Engineering Mechanics (EM), with research areas of focus in biomaterials, biomechanics, bio-inspired engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, cardiovascular engineering, nanotechnology, neuroengineering, physical oncology, translational cancer research, dynamics and controls, fluid and solid mechanics. Research facilities include the Center for Injury Biomechanics, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the Biocomplexity Institute, the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Sciences, the School of Neuroscience, and the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center. Members of the faculty also actively participate in Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Biotransport, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Biology. Applicants must have a proven record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and professional and university service. Evidence of leadership experience and demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in an academic environment are required. In support of its strategic initiatives, the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks a dynamic leader committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Department Head is expected to provide effective departmental representation across the University, as well as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, development/advancement, government sponsors, alumni, and the BEAM Advisory Board.

Minimum Qualifications

The appointment requires a Ph.D. degree in Engineering or a closely related field. Professional qualifications and experience should be consistent with the requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements