Position Opening for Assistant/Associate Professor

Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB)

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Position Summary:

Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty for the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This position will have academic homes in a department of Virginia Tech. We seek individuals with active research programs focused on health behaviors to join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB; https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu). 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 looking for a health behavior researcher studying behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, obesity, diabetes and related diseases. For this position, we especially encourage applications from those whose research can complement existing strengths at the VTCRI in decision-making, cognitive neuroscience and the science of behavior change. 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 of successful research related to health behavior, with strong potential for developing an extramurally funded innovative research program.

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents 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:

• The successful candidate will have a doctorate and postdoctoral training experience. 

• Successful applicant must have demonstrated a track record of successful research related to Health Behaviors, Public Health or related field with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. 

• Demonstrated ability to publish high quality publications;

• The ability to work independently and collaboratively on research with others;

• Excellent communication skills; and

• 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 January 2018. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy at www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0170217. Additionally, please submit at least three reference letters online. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair – Dr. Warren K. Bickel, wkbickel@vtc.vt.edu.

Link for VT Job: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/82208

Link for CTRHB: https://ctrhb.vtc.vt.edu/