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Faculty Cluster Hire in SmartFarm Innovation Network
Virginia Tech

Date Posted Apr. 28, 2021
Title Faculty Cluster Hire in SmartFarm Innovation Network
University Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, United States
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Food Sciences/Technology/Toxicology
    Computer/Information Sciences
Faculty Cluster Hire in SmartFarm Innovation NetworkTM
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech

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

Assistant Professor, Adaptive/Organizational Leadership

Assistant Professor, Animal Data Science

Assistant Professor, Biosensor Engineer

Assistant Professor, Controlled Environment Agriculture

Assistant Professor, Food Packaging

Assistant Professor, Food Traceability

Assistant Professor, Precision Technologies and Data Management

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 (

  • Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

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