Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Aerospace Propulsion
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

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-Teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in relevant areas of environmentally responsible space propulsion (chemical, electric, nuclear or other non-traditional propulsion technologies)
-Continued development of a nationally or internationally recognized research program in the area of space propulsion
-Participation in departmental, college, and university committees
-Advising and mentoring students
-Obtaining sponsored funding in support of research program

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Required Qualifications:
-Doctoral degree in aerospace engineering or a closely related field
-Substantial record of scholarship/research
-Record of external funding for research
-Experience in supervising graduate student research and theses
-Effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
-Post-doctoral experience
-Willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment, such as computer-aided instruction, distance learning, video-conferencing, collaborative research using electronic networks, on-line courses
-Experience working with students as academic or career advisor
-Interest and/or experience in mentoring students, both undergraduate or graduate, in research activities
-Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population
-Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
-Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship

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Employment Comments:
Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. All enquiries can be sent to: Prof. Rakesh K. Kapania (, Mitchell Professor, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, MC 0203.

How to Apply for this Job:
Interested persons should complete the faculty application online at (posting number 0122480,) and submit a cover letter, current curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement and the names and addresses of three references.

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Instructional/Research Faculty

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Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Faculty Rank:
Associate Professor

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Tenure Track

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Commensurate with Experience

Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

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8-5pm M-F

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Diversity Statement:
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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