[bfsa] FYI

Brenda Scarborough bmscarborough at ysu.edu
Fri Sep 19 13:01:06 EDT 2008

Search for Head of the School
The Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical 
Engineering and Sciences invites applications for the position of Head 
of the School. The successful candidate will provide visionary 
leadership to continue the accelerating rise of the school toward 
greater national prominence and will have a strong commitment to 
advancing the research and teaching missions of the school across 
multiple campuses, to building strong multi-institutional collaborative 
teams, and to leveraging the unique partnership between Virginia Tech 
and Wake Forest University for even greater success. 
The School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) is a 
multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional program that bridges 
engineering, science, and medicine.  The program combines and leverages 
the strengths of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, the Wake 
Forest School of Medicine, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of 
Veterinary Medicine and the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of 
Medicine to produce an environment that fosters graduate education and 
outstanding interdisciplinary research.  The SBES is organized as a 
department in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.
The SBES offers MS, PhD, MD/PhD, and DVM/PhD graduate degree programs.  
The diplomas carry the seals of both Virginia Tech and Wake Forest 
University. The School has grown rapidly since its inception in 2003, 
and currently has 15 full-time faculty members, and over 60 graduate 
students.  In October 2008, the SBES will move into the new Institute 
for Critical Technology and Applied Science building on the Blacksburg 
campus where it will occupy 30,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space designed 
specifically for cutting edge biomedical research.  
Established in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is a 
comprehensive research university with more than 29,000 students.  Wake 
Forest University was founded in 1834 and is a private comprehensive 
research university with 6,800 students, dedicated to the pursuit of 
excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional 
education.  The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is ranked 
among the best medical schools in the United States.  Blacksburg is 
consistently ranked among the country's best places to live.  It is a 
scenic and vibrant community nestled in the New River Valley between 
the Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is near national 
forests, state parks, and other regional attractions of Southwest 
Virginia, renowned for their history and natural beauty.  
Candidates must hold a doctorate in engineering, medicine, or science 
in a relevant discipline; qualify for tenure in the rank of professor; 
should have achieved international distinction in university-level 
teaching and research; and have a record of superior scholarship in 
biomedical engineering, administrative ability, and visionary 
leadership.  Highly desirable attributes include demonstrated 
experience in leading large multi-institutional research programs or 
organizations, distance learning, and fostering diversity. NIH-funded 
research experience is desirable.  
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, 
inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is 
free of all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National 
Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to 
increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering 
careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 
Applications must be submitted online to https://jobs.vt.edu using 
posting number 080969. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a 
cover letter, a vision statement, and contact information for at least 
five individuals providing references. Further information about the 
SBES, the partner universities, and Blacksburg can also be found at 
this site or the SBES homepage (www.sbes.vt.edu). Applicant screening 
will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.  
 Inquiries about the position or from individuals desiring 
accommodations in the application process should be directed to:   
 Professor H. Clay Gabler, gabler at vt.edu, Phone 540-231-7190, Chair, 
Search Committee for the SBES Department Head, School of Biomedical 
Engineering and Sciences, MC 0298, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
Maag Library/Information Services
Youngstown State University
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