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The Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience (Global Forum) seeks to hire a research scientist whose research interest is in critical infrastructure issues. This is a non-tenure track position. Candidates must be capable of working closely with others in the Forum to conduct research on the financial and socio-political dimensions of critical infrastructure. Applicants for the position must have an earned PhD, must have a demonstrated record in research and scholarship, and must be able to work collaboratively with others in the Global Forum and across campus on research programs. The candidate for this position must have demonstrated experience with serving as a principal investigator on extramurally funded research.
The Global Forum is a university organization that facilitates research and outreach on three resilience themes: socio-political, fiscal, and urban resilience. This new position is intended to advance a fourth area of research on infrastructure but in the context of the existing three themed areas. The Global Forum is not a degree-granting, nor teaching unit, but we do encourage our scientists to teach when it is desirable for their career and meets the goals of the Forum. For information about the Forum please go to www.globalforum.vt.edu
Responsibilities would include:Development of a portfolio of externally funded research
Establish a scholarly record commensurate with the rank of senior research associate
Mentor PhD and MA students in their degree programs
Some administrative duties in the Global Forum as determined prior to hiring
Required:Earned PhD in one of the following fields: geography, economics, public policy or an relevant interdisciplinary degree program
Scholarship and a funded research record as the principal investigator on critical infrastructure
Ability to work effectively on team projects
Preferred Qualifications:Research focused on regional or urban scale of analysis
Capabilities in visualization technologies and methods
Research interests in critical infrastructure issues.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 05/01/2017