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Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.  

Virginia Tech is proud to be a global land grant university.  While the main campus is in a rural setting in Blacksburg, Virginia, the university also has center locations in urban areas such as the National Capital Region near Washington, D.C., international locations such as Riva San Vitale, Switzerland and research operations in over 50 countries around the world.

The main campus includes residential halls, classroom buildings, research space, athletic facilities, an airport, a rock quarry, a power plant, a research farm, a corporate research park, and many other facilities.  In nearby Roanoke, the university has partnered with Carilion Clinic to open the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Adjacent to campus, is Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Park.  This park was recently ranked the #1 research park in America.  It is currently home to over 180 research, technology, and support companies and employs over 3000 employees.  An expansion is planned that will provide space for another 15 buildings in addition to the 33 tenant buildings currently on-site.

Virginia Tech has recently been ranked:

  • Top 10 public university
  • Top 25 public research university
  • #1 Fittest College
  • #1 Best Campus Food
  • #2 Happiest Students
  • #4 Best Quality of Life
  • #5 Best Alumni Network
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified employer


Blacksburg, Virginia has recently been ranked:

  • #1 Best Place to Raise a Family
  • #1 Best College Town in the South
  • #4 Happiest Small Places in America
  • #14 America's Most Educated Small Towns
  • Top 10 Dream Town for Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Top 25 Best Places to Retire

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Virginia Tech offers a variety of benefits to salaried employees such as health care, retirement, leave, tuition assistance, and more.  To learn about the available benefits and eligibility options, go to 


As we aspire to be a leading global land grant university, we must attract and retain the best students and faculty members from all backgrounds. We must build a community of leaders and engaged citizens with the cultural competence to live and work anywhere, with anyone, on any problem, no matter how far-reaching and complex. You can learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Virginia Tech, the Principles of Community, InclusiveVT, and more by visiting 

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Dual Career

Virginia Tech recognizes that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a key factor in recruiting and retaining new faculty. Many prospective candidates for faculty positions at Virginia Tech have spouses or partners who are also seeking employment. The Dual Career Program hopes to bring a new level of support to couples and their families when considering new employment opportunities within the university.

Learn more about Dual Career or register online at


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