Assistant Professor of Ecological Engineering at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech, Virginia, United States
Start reviewing process: 16 January 2023

The Biological Systems Engineering Department (BSE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Ecological Engineering at the Assistant Professor level (9 months, teaching and research). We seek candidates who are motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research.

The goal of this position is to promote the development of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with the natural environment for the benefit of both by using natural processes in engineering design. The primary areas of interest include the use of ecosystems to reduce pollution (e.g., phytoremediation, natural treatment systems, green stormwater infrastructure); the imitation of ecosystems to address resource problems (e.g., circular bioeconomy, bioenergy); and the sustainable use of ecosystems for human benefit (e.g., nature-based solutions, sustainable agro-ecosystems).

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate, build, and sustain an externally funded, internationally-recognized research program that complements existing faculty expertise in BSE’s focus areas of watershed science and engineering and bioprocess/biomolecular engineering.

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Please note that review of applications will commence on January 16, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group