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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Infrastructure Sensing and Health Monitoring
Virginia Tech

  • Nov. 14, 2017
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Infrastructure Sensing and Health Monitoring
  • Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 10, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
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Faculty Position in Infrastructure Sensing and Health Monitoring

The Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech ( invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Infrastructure Sensing and Health Monitoring at all ranks. Candidates with expertise in a broad range of infrastructure sensing and health monitoring topics are sought, including but not limited to advanced sensing, innovative data acquisitions, reliable communication networks, specialized data analytics, as well as smart materials.

This faculty position is part of a broad university initiative in Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities (IIHCC.) For more information on IIHCC, refer to Virginia Tech’s IIHCC is focused on bringing visionary humanists and technologists together to create the framework for infrastructure innovation and the reinvention of community. Faculty working together in this area are committed to transdisciplinary solutions that exist along the interdependencies between humans, community, and infrastructure with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life around the globe. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach with other faculty working in the IIHCC. Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the IIHCC vision are particularly encouraged to apply.

The CEE Department currently has 59 faculty members, with approximately 400 full-time graduate students and 575 undergraduate students. The Via Endowment allows the department to offer a significant number of fellowships to highly qualified students. The CEE Department ranks 7th among all U.S. civil engineering departments (USN&WR, 2017).

Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated commitment to diversity issues in the campus community. The CEE Department and Virginia Tech are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering or related field at the time of appointment and a rank-appropriate record of scholarship and collaboration. Considering Virginia Tech’s current expertise in infrastructure, desirable characteristics include dual degrees in electrical/computer engineering and civil/mechanical/material science engineering; patents or similar examples of scalability and applicability of previous research/work; practical experience; expertise in computational design or digital design-analysis-fabrication workflows. Faculty in the CEE Department are expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, develop a high quality, externally funded research program, contribute to university and professional service and outreach activities.

Applications must be submitted online through Candidates should indicate if they wish to be considered for appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Questions about the IIHCC cluster hiring process can be directed to Dr. Jesus de la Garza ( or Dr. W. Samuel Easterling (

  • Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. 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. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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  • Shelly Key
    Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Virginia Tech
    750 Drillfield Drive
    200-E Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • 540-231-6068


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