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  • Faculty Cluster Hire in SmartFarm Innovation Network
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Virginia Tech

    [center][b]Faculty Cluster Hire in SmartFarm Innovation NetworkTM
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Virginia Tech[/b][/center]

    Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is seeking applicants for seven (7) tenure track faculty positions as part of its SmartFarm Innovation NetworkTM faculty cluster hire. This cluster will be filled within several academic units and Agricultural Research and Extension Centers. Collaborations of cluster hires and existing faculty will enhance interdisciplinary flagship programs at the nexus of digital, biological, social, and physical sciences and engineering with application to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The cluster hire will be affiliated with the Center for Advance Innovation in Agriculture for enhancing the interdisciplinary networking. This ambitious vision will create a statewide network of interconnected faculty, partners, and resources for scientific discovery and developing and deploying and extending new technologies. The goal is to increase overall efficiency, resiliency, sustainability, and economic value of food, agriculture production systems, and natural resources and expand Virginia Tech’s global influence in this rapidly evolving domain.

    The 7 positions in the Phase II of the cluster are listed below. For more information, or to apply, please visit [url][/url].

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Adaptive/Organizational Leadership[/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Animal Data Science[/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Biosensor Engineer [/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Controlled Environment Agriculture[/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Food Packaging[/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Food Traceability[/url]

    • [url=]Assistant Professor, Precision Technologies and Data Management[/url]

    Through its mission of research, teaching, and Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ( has been instrumental in helping agriculture and other life science industries make significant strides in improving people’s lives. Today’s College is adapting to society’s expectations and needs by focusing its resources and efforts on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for devastating and debilitating diseases. Nearly 3,000 students are pursuing degrees in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The College has 10 academic departments and one school, 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs) and a presence in every county in the Commonwealth through Virginia Cooperative Extension ([url][/url]).


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