Faculty Position at Virginia Tech

Brenda S. J. Winkel winkel at vt.edu
Tue Oct 7 11:47:21 EST 2003


The College of Science at Virginia Tech is expanding and focusing its 
presence in Nanoscale and Molecular Sciences by recruiting up to six 
faculty members in these areas (visit 
http://www.cos.vt.edu/nano/nano.asp and click on "Nanoscale Science" 
to read full descriptions of the disciplinary openings).  As part of 
this initiative, the Virginia Tech Department of Biology and Fralin 
Biotechnology Center announce an opening for a tenure track Assistant 
Professor in Plant Molecular Biology to begin August 2004; more 
senior applicants will also be considered.  The successful applicant 
must have an earned doctorate in the Life Sciences, as well as 
postdoctoral or demonstrated equivalent experience in Plant Molecular 
Biology.  We are searching for a creative and ambitious scientist who 
will establish a rigorous, internationally-recognized research 
program and has potential for collaborating with other members of the 
College of Science and Fralin Center.  A highly competitive start-up 
package will be provided.  Research space will be located in the 
Fralin Biotechnology Center, which currently houses nine other 
scientists with vigorous research programs, primarily in the area of 
plant molecular biology.  The successful applicant will also be 
expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching within 
the Department of Biology.  Located in beautiful southwest Virginia, 
Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution and the largest university 
in the state of Virginia. Applications, including statements of 
research and teaching goals, curriculum vitae, and three letters of 
recommendation, should be submitted to Chair, Plant Molecular Biology 
Search Committee, Fralin Biotechnology Center, West Campus Drive, 
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0346. Review of applications will 
begin on Nov. 15, 2003.  Application details and a complete position 
description can be found at www.biol.vt.edu and www.biotech.vt.edu. 

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. Individuals with 
disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process 
should notify Judy Coleman, Fralin Biotechnology Center, 
colemaj at vt.edu, 540-231-7955 (or call TTY 1-800-828-1120) by the 
application deadline.

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