Open Faculty Positions

Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will have an academic home at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute (VTCSOM and VTCRI). We seek individuals with a commitment to health behaviors research to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; The mission of the CTRHB is to conduct and disseminate transformative health behaviors research with the primary objective of preventing and treating lifestyle-related disease.  Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.

The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is recruiting a researcher with interests in behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, obesity, diabetes and/or lifestyle-related diseases and a commitment to focus on health behaviors research. Individuals with expertise in cognitive neuroscience or neuroeconomics interested in applying this work to lifestyle diseases are particularly sought. Expectations include obtaining external funding, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees. The successful candidate will have a doctorate, postdoctoral training experience, and a demonstrated track record, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

The VTCSOM and VTCRI represent a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research-intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 25 independent research groups with over 250 research and support team members and over $70M in current active extramural research funding. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. VT has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in many disciplines related to health behaviors, including as a major focus area in the Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE) as well as Translational Biology, Medicine and Heath (TBMH) programs. Applicants will also enjoy access to unique shared research facilities at the VTCRI including a DXA scanner, multiple MRIs, human and animal behavioral testing and molecular biology facilities.

Required Qualifications:

– Doctorate and Post-doctoral training experiences;

– Demonstrated track record of successful research and commitment to health behaviors, public health, and lifestyle diseases with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding;

– Demonstrated ability to publish high quality publications;
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively on research with others;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Commitment to quality student education. 

How to Apply:
Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in August 2018. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy at posting TR0180070. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair – Dr. Warren K. Bickel,

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars.  It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university.  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 InclusiveVT- serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.  We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.   Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318).  300 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.