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Professor of Practice/Collegiate Faculty Position
Virginia Tech

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2021
Title Professor of Practice/Collegiate Faculty Position
University Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, United States
Department Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline May 3, 2021
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Civil Engineering

Professor of Practice/Collegiate Faculty Position
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Virginia Tech

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech seek applications to fill a faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Collegiate Professor or Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community in several core mission areas of the university.

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has 79 faculty, and a current enrollment of 320 graduate students and over 650 undergraduate students. The department ranks 8th and 9th in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively, among all U.S. civil engineering departments (USN&WR). With classroom and lab facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia and the National Capital Region of Washington, D.C., the department is one of the largest civil engineering programs in the United States.

The Program in Real Estate offers a B.S. Real Estate degree that is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary academic program that builds on existing strengths in five colleges. The major offers Real Estate courses that integrate the material students learn in disciplinary courses such as finance, law, and property management through practical experiences within the academic program. The integration occurs through a university-industry partnership where real estate professionals are actively involved in students’ education. There are over 350 majors and over 60 minors, and the degree is ranked 3rd best undergraduate degree program by Great Business schools and 4th most popular by College Factual.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to Inclusive VT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 29th among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship. The Pamplin College of Business is ranked 17th by Money Magazine. Pamplin’s mission is to leverage world-class business education, research, and service to inspire inclusive leaders to solve the critical economic, social, and environmental problems facing communities and organizations.

The primary duties associated with this position will be teaching undergraduate courses offered by the CEE Department and Program in Real Estate related to the areas of land development engineering, commercial real estate development, land entitlement, and professional and legal issues in civil engineering. However, there may be instances when the person in this position could be called upon to teach in one or more disciplinary areas within the CEE Department.

A MS degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is required with a PhD degree preferred. Significant professional experience or academic accomplishment is required along with a proven ability to work collaboratively; experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary instruction and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. A demonstrated knowledge of software tools currently used in these areas is expected.

This faculty position will be filled at Virginia Tech’s main campus, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Blacksburg, and the surrounding areas, are consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. The position start date is August 2021.

Applicants must apply online at (job number 515219): application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on May 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Bill Knocke (

The department and program both fully embrace Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kira Ritter at

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Bill Knocke
    Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Virginia Tech
    750 Drillfield Drive
    200 Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061


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