Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty Position in Data Analytics for Innovation in the Circular Economy
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech (sbio.vt.edu) is seeking applicants for a faculty position in data analytics for innovation in the circular economy. This position can be filled at the assistant or associate professor level. This is a full-time, tenure-track position available August 2019.
The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at either assistant or associate professor level to lead efforts in renewable materials innovation that drive sustainable and circular economies of the future. Materials are the primary resource societies need to make the products we live in, work in, and use every day. Innovations in materials, products, and services that are designed to move from a linear "cradle to grave" economy to one that is more circular (cradle to cradle) are critical for sustainable economic development. Our ability to manage and control objects in the physical world electronically is growing exponentially and represents a tremendous opportunity in rethinking the way we innovate to unlock the circular economy potential. The aim of this position is to expand the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials' expertise in data-based decision making in the areas of sustainable business practices and operations, as well as in entrepreneurship and innovation commercialization. This is a regular nine-month appointment, with approximately 50 percent research and 50 percent teaching.
Appointment to the rank of assistant or associate professor carries with it the duties of conducting research, seeking and maintaining external funding, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that expands expertise in emerging innovation opportunity areas for circular economies. Successful applicants will also be required to participate in program areas within Virginia Tech's transdisciplinary Data and Decisions community.
Candidates must apply online at listings.jobs.vt.edu/.
Application materials should include the following information:
An official transcript for highest degree earned is required prior to the start of employment for the selected candidate.
Questions and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. D. Earl Kline (email@example.com), chair of the search committee.
Application review will begin January 21, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is no later than August 10, 2019.
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