Job Opportunities

Virginia Tech is strategically investing in hiring more than 400 new innovative and collaborative faculty to advance its vision to grow beyond boundaries as a premier 21st-century global land-grant institution through our Destination Areas initiative. As interconnected areas of strength, Destination Areas facilitate faculty collaborations that bridge disciplines to create innovative and transformative solutions to global issues, while positioning Virginia Tech as a premier destination for talent that seeks to advance the human condition.  

Virginia Tech recognizes the vital importance of inclusion and diversity for our campus community in achieving excellence in all of our work and study. The university continues to diversify faculty, staff, and students along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded. Through committed university efforts such as AdvanceVT and InclusiveVT, the university continues to build institutional and individual commitment to its motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Further, we seek scholars who are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

In support of these strategic initiatives, Virginia Tech is recruiting robust and diverse clusters of faculty interested in contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Destination Areas.  

The Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity particularly as it pertains to decision-making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across the lifespan. Faculty are working together in this area to build understanding of the brain-behavior relationship in health and the human condition to enhance resilience and well-being in the world’s diverse communities.

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The Creativity and Innovation Strategic Growth Area is focused on empowering partners and stakeholders to collaborate on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship efforts that transcend disciplinary boundaries.  Faculty working together in this area comprise a vibrant ecosystem that melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions.

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In support of the university's strategic initiatives, Virginia Tech is recruiting a robust and diverse cluster of faculty interested in contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Data and Decisions Destination Area. With commitments in this area from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Pamplin College of Business, the university is specifically seeking faculty interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that advance innovation and problem solving in areas such as data analytics, decision sciences and policy, and health, environmental, and industrial analytics. Faculty with expertise in disciplinary areas such as Urban Affairs and Planning, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Biostatistics, Computational Science in Psychology, Health Analytics, Big Data Economics, Epidemiology, Environmental Analytics, Social Determinants of Health, Social Analytics, or with interdisciplinary backgrounds will be uniquely positioned to help the university advance these efforts.

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In support of the university's strategic initiatives, Virginia Tech is recruiting a robust and diverse cluster of faculty interested in contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Global Systems Science Destination Area. With commitments in this area from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine, the university is specifically seeking faculty interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving at the intersection of natural and social systems, with a focus on promoting equity in the human condition.  Faculty with expertise in disciplinary areas such as Aquatic Entomology, Environmental Epidemiology, Cumulative Risk Assessment, Human/Ecological Risk Assessment, Oral/Public History, Local/Regional History, Digital History, Environmental History, or with interdisciplinary backgrounds will be uniquely positioned to help the university advance these efforts.

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In support of the university's strategic initiatives, Virginia Tech is recruiting a robust and diverse cluster of faculty interested in contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Integrated Security Destination Area. With commitments in this area from the College of Engineering, College of Science, and Pamplin College of Business, the university is specifically seeking faculty interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as cyber security, data analytics, privacy and ethics, governance, and multiple forms of global security. Faculty with expertise in security issues–whether from traditional disciplinary areas of science, engineering, humanities, or social sciences (including Business, Mathematics, Policy, and disciplines within Engineering), or with interdisciplinary backgrounds will be uniquely positioned to help the university advance these efforts.

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In support of the university's strategic initiatives, Virginia Tech is recruiting a robust and diverse cluster of faculty interested in contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities (IIHCC) Destination Area. With commitments in this area from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Engineering, and College of Science, the university is specifically seeking faculty interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that support creativity and problem solving in areas such as smart design and construction, energy, robotics and autonomous vehicle systems, ubiquitous mobility, and materials for a resilient and sustainable infrastructure.  Faculty with expertise in disciplinary areas such as Architecture and Smart Technologies, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Regulatory Economics, Infrastructure Sensing and Health Monitoring, Energy Generation and Storage, Autonomous Systems, Robotics, Data-Driven Modeling, Human-Centered Interactive Simulation, or with interdisciplinary backgrounds will be uniquely positioned to help the university advance these efforts.

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All Virginia Tech faculty and staff employment opportunities are posted online at jobs.vt.edu.