Gender: An ideological weapon

first_imgThis is the slightly edited version of a talk given at a Feb. 3 forum, “Women and the Struggle for Socialism,” hosted by Workers World Party in New York City.In 1969, the catalyzing of the LGBTQ movement during the Stonewall Rebellion made drag queens, trans women and the gender nonconformity of the gay community visible worldwide for the first time. These oppressed peoples, and the new, radical movements that they founded in the rebellion’s wake, were primarily seen by bourgeois, reactionary forces at the time as a threat to gender norms, to the nuclear family and, ultimately, to the stability of capitalist society. These perceptions were, in one way, correct.Trans and gender-nonconforming people today embody a contradiction — a contradiction between the sex we were assigned at birth and ourselves. Bourgeois ideology tells us that assigned sex is a simple biological fact, immutable and eternal.That absolute definition of the gender binary forms the basis of the gendered division of labor, which attempts to divide the entire human race into producers and reproducers. This division lies at the heart of class society and is embodied within the capitalist construction of the modern nuclear family.This simplistic system, however, contradicts actual biology. Soviet medical scientists as early as the 1920s had remarked that human sexual difference was not binary but, in fact, infinite. This had been evidenced socially by the worldwide prevalence of multigendered societies throughout pre-colonial history.Through our existence, trans people have proved this entrenched system of gender to be fallible. By demonstrating that there is no inherent difference between people of different genders, transness can be used as a weapon against capitalist ideology and cut a way towards a more complete and accurate understanding of gendered oppression.However, the path to our liberation wasn’t always so clear and has certainly never been light on obstacles. In the wake of Stonewall, the bourgeois state had its own answer to trans visibility: medical stigmatization and criminalization.By labeling homosexuality and gender dysphoria as disorders for diagnosis, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people were socially “otherized.” Gender dysphoria still stands in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), as published by the American Psychiatric AssociationThis stigmatization was used to explain away the differences between the “queer” and the “ordinary” as inherent differences in the form of disorders to be treated, giving trans people a tremendous hurdle to clear to social acceptance. At the same time, laws against men “impersonating women” were enforced by the police, giving the state free rein to arrest trans women. This was an attempt to protect no individual, nor even private property, but to maintain the ideology of assigned gender in the minds of the people.These were the formal grounds of our exclusion from society, and could be described as attempts at the confinement of trans people and the growth of our communities through bourgeois medicine and law. It was obvious that trans people were being treated as a threat, but the exact nature of the threat we posed was difficult for even us to discern.The trans movement struggled for recognition in order to stay alive and to achieve social and legal change, but in many ways it was limited by its lack of historical context. Trans people could understand their own oppression perfectly well, but for many decades there was no theory or history explaining the place of our struggle in history or in the present world, nor the significance of understanding and combating gendered oppression as a whole.Regardless, trans people at the time sought to organize around their shared oppression, building their own organizations, such as Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), and seeking to unite with the other movements to which they belonged.Overwhelmingly, trans women could find no respite in the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Ideological currents within the growing radical feminist movement were dominated by theory which essentialized the root of women’s oppression to biology, taking the supposedly universal genetic differences between the two sexes as their starting point instead of social relations, which, according to them, followed.This view, as Marxist analysis makes clear, reinforces the institution of the gender binary, legitimizing the same fundamentally sexist ideology it claims to oppose. Radical feminists actively waged a culture war against the transgender community and its activists, publishing works on how trans women who transitioned “appropriated womanhood” and reinforced patriarchal gender roles, and asserting that trans women sought to divide the women’s movement against itself.Meanwhile, the liberal feminist movement found itself unequipped and unwilling to deal with any controversial issues that would obstruct its goal of “equality” through the further incorporation of women into capitalist production and the bourgeois state.As a result, it was largely up to trans women to fight their own battles against the laws criminalizing them, against the police brutalizing them, against the men murdering them and against the culture vilifying them.Finally, in the 1990s, the trans community received the theoretical leap it needed in the work of our late comrade Leslie Feinberg, who wrote extensively on gender and gender nonconformity throughout world history, from the perspective of historical materialism. Hir work explained how matriarchy, homosexuality and gender nonconformity were challenged and dominated by patriarchy at the advent of class society, how trans oppression was foisted onto the world by European colonizers and how the trans struggle was advancing in present-day socialist Cuba.At the same time as this Marxist view on trans liberation was being made concrete, a tendency was beginning to grow within the liberal feminist movement that sought to appear inclusive of racialized people, LGBTQ people and disabled people. This shift in order to win over young progressive women has continued to the present.It has since become widely accepted within liberal feminism that Black women, Brown women, lesbians, trans women and disabled women should be made a part of that contemporary movement. Their use of terms such as “intersectionality,” a concept developed by Black feminists which attempts to connect different forms of oppression, is an example of the liberal tactic of adopting the guise of diversity and progressive ideas in order to broaden its appeal.But this inclusion is superficial in a liberal tendency with only its own interests in mind. The women whose primary political interest is putting a fellow white woman in the White House have nothing to offer multiply oppressed women whose needs are far greater and weigh far heavier.It is relevant that this process occurred concurrently and not coincidentally with another such shift within the Democratic Party itself, with a platform aimed at increasingly disenfranchised progressive youth. The Democrats are also responsible for a noticeable push from the existing state as an entity to achieve the visage of “inclusiveness,” starting in the 2000s with cisgender LGB people, and more recently with trans people. As a result, the very state that once arrested trans women for walking the streets of Manhattan, now employs trans people as public servants and even as soldiers and police officers.This dichotomy demonstrates perfectly the choice available to trans people in the U.S. at present: either assimilation or liberation.The prospect of assimilation into a white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist society appeals to some trans people, just as it did to lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and to cis-heterosexual women before.But assimilation is not enough for the trans community which is still struggling, racialized and nonconforming; who are still bound to the same cycle of poverty through the same means of economic oppression that the warriors at Stonewall were; who still rely upon sex work and who still find themselves homeless. Nor will assimilation do for anyone who is sincerely devoted to the interests of trans people.The only path forward is one of a deep understanding of the trans struggle as essential, not incidental, to the struggle against gendered oppression. This struggle is one which necessitates solidarity with the gains of women and trans people in socialist Cuba against imperialism. The struggle is one of militant dedication to our shared liberation. This is the only path which promises us anything of hope.Trans people must wield gender as an ideological weapon against patriarchy, and thereby against white supremacy, imperialism and capitalism. If they do not, they will wield it first and foremost against their own kind.Furthermore, any organized movement which seeks to support the trans struggle must recognize and understand our unique position in the struggle against gendered oppression, and must not essentialize, delegitimize or tokenize trans and gender-nonconforming people.This is the movement we must continue to build here and around the world.This is why we say: Stonewall means fight back!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi 6/22/12 11:45 ET

first_img Previous articleGas Prices Could Hit $3 By FallNext articleDrought Widens And Strengthens Grip On Indiana Hoosier Ag Today Home Market Market Watch Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi 6/22/12 11:45 ET SHARE Facebook Twitter Market Update with Gary Wilhelmi 6/22/12 11:45 ET By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 22, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter Dow up 55 and JP Morgan 2.3% higher as it was feared the ratings down grade would be worse, isn’t that like saying it feels good after stopping banging your head against the wallDAX off 1% near its10:30 CDTcloseHigh flying hogs pull back with $ .80 lossCattle still moseying around waiting for cash to take shapeDryness concerns remain the main fundamental factor and no relief is in sightThe change of seasons is here us but no change yet apparentUkraine harvest coming in a little lighter in yieldslast_img read more

Analysts will Key on Yield Portion of USDA September Report

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleMost Groups Pleased District Court Rejected COOL Preliminary InjunctionNext articleAg Secretary Urges Farm Bill Passage and No Change to the RFS Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Sep 11, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Analysts will Key on Yield Portion of USDA September Report September report previewJim RileyThere are early reports of good U.S. corn yields and as the USDA report release nears the average of trade estimates suggests the agency will not make much change to the yield. But analyst and broker Jim Riley said he will look first at the yield numbers since major acreage tweaks are unlikely.“We’re not expecting any major acreage reductions probably until October. It could be a surprise if they did start tweaking it. Personally I think they should but I highly doubt if they will. That’s out of character for USDA.”So Tom Fritz, a Chicago-based analyst with EFG Group, says the attention is focused on yield.Tom Fritz“The bottom line is you look at an average guess on corn yield of 153.8 and that’s only off 6 tenths of a bushel from USDA’s August estimate,” he told HAT. “That suggests we still have a lot of corn.”As he says everybody believes the corn and soybean acres need to be lowered, but FSA doesn’t deliver its acre update to USDA until September 17th. If projected yields hold up corn supply might not be a problem even when there’s an announcement of reduced acres.“Most people are with the frame of mind we could lose as many as 2 million corn acres, but if we continue to show a yield hanging around this 153 to 154 area, it suggests we still have ample supplies of corn going forward.”The average for trade estimates on soybean yield is 41.2 bushels per acre. Fritz says if USDA is close to that number it will confirm tightness in soybeans.“It’s down 1.4 from the August estimate. That’s going to create a very tight scenario, and given anecdotal yields that we’re hearing from what few beans that have come in, bean yields aren’t very good.”The average estimate for US corn production is 13.62 billion bushels and 3.14 billion bushels for total soybean production. SHARE Analysts will Key on Yield Portion of USDA September Report SHARElast_img read more

Residents of Bluebonnet Place want to solve Bluebonnet Circle traffic issues

first_img + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook print The Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association aims to make Bluebonnet Circle dynamic, familial and creative.Their first objective is to make the circle safer and more accessible for visitors. Residents said the traffic surrounding the circle is currently unorganized, chaotic and dangerous.“There are a lot of people that enjoy bringing their pets here to walk around and it’s just not really that safe to cross the street,” said Angie Watts, a resident of the Bluebonnet Circle area. “I think not only will it assist in the parking, but also the safety of getting over here.”The association said their plan includes reducing traffic to one lane, adding pedestrian crosswalks, creating a bike lane and doubling the parking for the businesses around the circle.“There is limited driving traffic and that driving traffic is having so much trouble navigating the circle, it has no chance to look around to see the retail, see the restaurants,” said Jay Coates, owner of Pegaso Mexican Diner and member of the association. “We probably suffer because of that.”Residents and business owners have gathered signatures for a petition to gain a bond appropriated for the improvement plan.The association said their plan includes reducing traffic to one lane, adding pedestrian crosswalks, creating a bike lane and doubling the parking for the businesses around the circle.“The renovations are vital to, not just my business, but the entire community,” said Kim Slawson, owner of Mellow Mushroom. “This is about every business that is on the circle, every resident. This is about every TCU student that lives in these areas.”After completing the traffic goals, the association said their next plan includes improvements for the appearance of the park itself.“If and hopefully when these changes and renovations take place, we will have created a sense of place,” said Coates. “We will have created a place where a family can go and hang out and walk around, or a student can come and walk around, giving us more opportunity to create more business.”But right now, the association said safety is the top priority.The Bluebonnet Village Neighborhood Association plans to meet May 9 at Mellow Mushroom at 7:30 p.m. They encourage any resident of the neighborhood to attend. Twitter Facebook City celebrates the grand opening of Zbonz Dog Park ReddIt Friday on the Green provides music and fun for all ages Bailey Kirby Bailey Kirby Bailey Kirby World Champion runner forced to withdraw from Cowtown’s Ultra Marathon Linkedin Bailey Kirby Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Bailey Kirby Near Southside strives to be economic powerhouse of Fort Worth Previous articleMen’s tennis claims Big 12 ChampionshipNext articleThe Skiff: April 21, 2016 Bailey Kirby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedinlast_img read more

Angry demonstrators mob Le journal hebdomadaire over controversial cartoons

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa “Around 10am, several vehicles belonging to Casablanca’s urban council, under the control of the Interior Ministry, dropped off around one hundred people, men, women and children to whom they distributed placards, Moroccan flags and banners for demonstrating. These people were surrounded by officials from Casablanca’s Prefecture and city council. The leaders, equipped with loudspeakers, harangued the crowd, shouting anti-Semitic and extremist slogans such as ‘Tremble Oh Jews! Mohammed’s army is back” and ‘Through our souls and our blood we will avenge you Oh Prophet!’ A real call to murder and racial hatred…“Questioned by journalists, one badge-wearing young leader said: ‘I am a community militant. The council asked us to come here to demonstrate against the ill-doers who have sullied the image of the Prophet’…“One old woman said, ‘The council brought us here as usual because they recompense us for this type of action. I confess I don’t know what it’s really all about’…“One of the leaders responsible for collecting up the banners and placards called out to the crowd, ‘Be ready for more action in front of this newspaper’s printers and distribution company!’“In the early afternoon, the state news agency MAP contacted a number of heads of political parties, members of civil society, representatives of the community and local NGOs to get them to react to ‘the publication of the cartoons of the Prophet by Le Journal Hebdomadaire’. On the other hand, when we took the trouble to contact the major Islamist movements said they had nothing to do with the demonstrations. Moreover, one of the leaders of the PJD, the leader Islamist party with seats in parliament, told us that there had been “an attempt to manipulate party militants, messages were sent to them calling on them to take part in the demonstrations against the weekly.“It is therefore evident that there has been a crude manipulation orchestrated by the state and its media.“It is obvious that the state – through the media that it controls – was seeking by every possible means (as it tried to do for several weeks including through the 2M press review) to destroy the image of our publication, even to incite hatred and violence. Let us not forget that this comes on the eve of a verdict expected on 16 February 2006 in the case of the Brussels-based European Strategic Intelligent and Security Centre (‘ESISC), which is seeking damages of not less than 5 million dirhams (450,000 euros!) from Le Journal Hebdomadaire for having criticised its ‘study’ on Polisario separatists, a study that lacked credibility and was clearly drawn from the official positions of Moroccan diplomacy.” “At around 9am on 14 February 2006, elements of the city police (GUS) and the National Police threw a security cordon opposite the entrance to the building housing the offices of Le Journal Hebdomadaire in Casablanca. Questioned about it, police officers said it had been set up because of a planned demonstration due to take place in the morning ‘because of the publication by Le Journal Hebdomadaire of cartoons of the Prophet’. Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Reporters Without Borders has appealed for calm after hostile demonstrations were staged in Morocco on 14 February 2006, in front of the head offices of Le Journal Hebdomadaire after the spread of malicious rumours that it had published the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.”We express our solidarity with Le Journal Hebdomadaire, target of a campaign of vilification. Making false accusations against this paper, particularly in the current political context, is unwise and dangerous,” said Reporters Without Borders. “We urge the Moroccan authorities to calm things down after the recent events that have shaken the Arab world.”In its 11 February 2006 edition, Le Journal Hebdomadaire carried a photo from Agence France-presse (AFP) showing a reader of France Soir holding a copy containing the 12 Danish cartoons. The photo was to illustrate a chronology of events in a 10-page report, “The Prophet Mohammed: the symbol, the passions” in which opinions were given by eminent experts on Islamic politics and religious imagery. Despite the fact that the cartoons in the picture were minuscule (each one was no more than 3mm across), the management of Le Journal Hebdomadaire decided before the magazine was even printed, to avoid any chance of it being made us of or hijacked in any way, to obliterate the cartoons with indelible ink before they reached the newsstands.On 13 February 2006, public TV channels 2M and TVM reported on their evening news broadcasts that there was a “demonstration” in front of the parliament in Rabat against “the publication of the cartoons of the prophet by Le Journal Hebdomadaire”. The “demonstrators” who were shouting slogans against the weekly were not identified in the report. Neither TV channel at any time contacted Le Journal Hebdomadaire to get its version of events or its reaction.The commentator on 2M said that “this newspaper is known for clashing with public opinion by taking up stances contrary to the sacred values of our country”. He also said “Le Journal tried to get the demonstration cancelled.” Questioned by Reporters Without Borders, the editor of the magazine said “no journalist on the magazine was even aware of the holding of such an event.”The organisation publishes extensive extracts from the statement by Le Journal Hebdomadaire, in reply to the demonstrations which were held in front of parliament and its offices on 13 and 14 February 2006:”We believe it is incitement to hatred with the objective of misinforming public opinion and to expose Le Journal Hebdomadaire to popular outrage in a particularly explosive context. On its side and in the same vein, the London-based pan-Arab Acharq Al Awsat carried in its 13 February 2006 (n°9939) an article headlined ‘A Moroccan magazine insists on publishing images injurious to Islam’. This article also accuses Le Journal Hebdomadaire of clashing head-on with Moroccan’s sacred values. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more February 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Angry demonstrators mob Le journal hebdomadaire over controversial cartoons News Newslast_img read more

Managing editor of “La Tribune du Peuple” briefly arrested by police

first_img September 15, 2020 Find out more to go further RSF_en News Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says 06.11.2002 – UpdateSiliadin Kodjo has been released after a few hours in detention.________________________________________________________________05.11.2002Reporters Without Borders has protested the 5 November 2002 arrest of Siliadin Kodjo, managing editor of the weekly “La Tribune du Peuple”. “Once again, the Togolese authorities have opted to use the most repressive means to silence a journalist. The government, and especially President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, do not tolerate any criticism and systematically attack the independent and opposition press,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. The organisation asked the government to intervene with the relevant authorities and see to it that the journalist is released without delay. The Togolese head of state is included on Reporters Without Borders’ list of international press freedom predators. On 5 November, in the late afternoon, “La Tribune du Peuple” managing editor Kodjo was arrested by six plainclothes police officers. He is accused of publishing an article, one month earlier, in which the newspaper denounced the security forces’ suppression of a demonstration organised by an opposition party.The journalist was immediately taken to the Lomé police station. He was expected to be brought before a judge on the morning of 6 November. According to sources from the “La Tribune du Peuple” newsroom, several journalists have also received anonymous threatening telephone calls since the article’s publication. TogoAfrica Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Receive email alerts March 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Togo Organisation Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News News March 8, 2021 Find out more News November 6, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Managing editor of “La Tribune du Peuple” briefly arrested by police Help by sharing this information TogoAfrica last_img read more

Donegal rape victim hopes her story encourages others to speak out

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – April 30, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMinor earthquake recorded in Donegal overnightNext articleConcern over ‘major speeding issues’ in Muff News Highland Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ A woman who was repeatedly raped by her father hopes that her waving her right to anonymity will encourage others to speak out. 50 year old Maurice Lafferty of Corcullen, Castlefin pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to raping his then teenage daughter Annie Lafferty at his home on dates between November 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.The Donegal father-of-six has been jailed for eleven years.Ms. Lafferty now 25, has been speaking on today’s Nine Till Noon Show:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Donegal rape victim hopes her story encourages others to speak out Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Work-life balance in employer’s best interest

first_img Comments are closed. Work-life balance in employer’s best interestOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Establishing a work-life balance policy within an organisation is not onlythe moral responsibility of employers but is in the company’s best interests,according to the HR director of Shell Gas and Power. Speaking at the employers’ Law briefing, Liz Rayner told delegates that itis up to senior managers to encourage a flexible attitude to working practices.”Support from the top is one of the most important elements andmanagers should lead by example. Workaholic attitudes can have a damagingeffect.” She said the challenge is to understand that people want to work indifferent ways, and as long as the outcome is the same, it should notnegatively impact the organisation. But, warned Christine Owen, head of William M Mercer’s occupational healthconsulting team, before implementing flexible working policies be carefulyou’re not “fixing the wrong problem”. She said, “It is important you have an ‘in-depth’ understanding of theculture of your organisation, and the different departments within it. You mustbe creative across the whole spectrum, and do not think that one size will fitall.” For a full report on Shell’s work-life balance strategies see nextmonth’s Law in Action last_img read more

US Navy concludes Southern Partnership Station 2018

first_img View post tag: Southern Partnership Station US Navy’s Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 has completed this year’s iteration of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to Central and South America.SPS is an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s iteration of the mission saw specialized teams of US service members deployed as a series of adaptive force packages (AFP).“Sharing knowledge, expertise and best practices side-by-side allows us to understand each other,” said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander of US Naval Forces Southern Command/US 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT). “These annual missions build trust between the US and our partner nations.”SMEEs were conducted in the Caribbean, Central and South America from July to October, and focused on the fields of engineering, diving, explosive ordnance disposal, and medical.Operations ashore included engagements in Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, and a water-well construction project in the rural, drought-stricken, Colombian region of La Guajira.Units assigned to CTF-48 were comprised of amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport vessels USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) and USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9).Also included were military personnel from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, CDS-40, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and US Army’s 55th Signal Company.According to Capt. Brian Diebold, who serves operationally as commander of CTF-48, and as Commander, Destroyer Squadron 40, the SPS mission demonstrated the CTF’s ability to conduct expeditionary operations ashore with a primarily sea-based command and control (C2) structure.“Our team came together to successfully complete this mission,” said Diebold. “At some points during the mission, we had multiple engagements operating simultaneously across different countries. Our AFP leads were completely distributed on the ground, but C2 was conducted from the maritime environment.”Missions like SPS-18 demonstrate the ability to sustain cooperative relationships with international partners, and according to Diebold, the relationships built during these engagements were well received by leaders of participating nations.“During SPS, I had the opportunity to meet with senior military and government officials from the countries we worked with,” said Diebold. “They were impressed with the successful collaboration between our teams, and many of of them are looking forward to future engagements.” Photo: US Navy photo of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) off the coast of Ecuador during SPS18. Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Assistant Professor in Biomechanics

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) atVirginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track facultyposition at the assistant professor level effective August 2021.Those with expertise in biomechanics as well as broader scholarlyinterests in theoretical, computational, and/or experimentalmethods to investigate biological systems at any scale areencouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be responsiblefor developing a strong externally sponsored research program,teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, andmentoring students. Some of the primary responsibilities include,developing and maintaining a nationally and internationallyrecognized research program, publishing in peer reviewed journalsand conference proceedings, obtaining sponsored funding in supportof research programs, teaching undergraduate and graduatecoursework in the department’s programs, advising and mentoringundergraduate and graduate students, participating in departmental,college, and university committees, collaborating in researchprojects with other faculty from BEAM, as well as with faculty fromother departments within the College of Engineering, theuniversity, and the scientific community, serving the professionthrough relevant professional activities.BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broadinterests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine.It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering and inengineering mechanics, and currently has 42 faculty, a newundergraduate biomedical engineering program, and nearly 200graduate students. The department and its School for BiomedicalEngineering and Sciences (SBES) combine the strengths of theVirginia Tech College of Engineering, the Wake Forest UniversitySchool of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) FralinBiomedical Research Institute, the Virginia Tech Institute forCritical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), the Virginia TechTransportation Institute (VTTI), and the Virginia-Maryland RegionalCollege of Veterinary Medicine. Further information can be found .Required QualificationsCandidates should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering,engineering mechanics, or a closely related discipline, prior tothe effective date of the appointment.Preferred QualificationsPostdoctoral experience leading projects beyond graduate school ispreferred.Appointment TypeRegularReview DateFebruary 10, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.Qualified applicants must electronically submit their applicationmaterials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, threeseparate statements (research interests, teaching interests andphilosophy, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; limitedto three pages each), and contact information for at least threeprofessional references.About Virginia TechVirginia Tech, a public land-grant university founded in 1872, iscommitted to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to theCommonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. It iscurrently ranked as a Top 30 Public University (USN&WR) and aTop 50 Public Research University (National Science Foundation).Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), VirginiaTech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit ofcommunity, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeksa broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparingleaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduateprogram ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all schools (USN&WR). The mission of the College ofEngineering is to educate and inspire our students to be criticalthinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values areinclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance andstewardship.Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in anarea consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offerunique proximity to government and industry partners and is alsoexpanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech’s exciting new InnovationCampus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment toincrease faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure awelcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; toadvance our research, teaching, and service missions throughinclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformationthrough institutionalized structures. If you are an individual witha disability and desire an accommodation, please contact theCristina Rosa Castaner at [email protected] during regular businesshours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 11, 2021Applications close:last_img read more