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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160144
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

VIRGINIA TECH, Blacksburg, VA. Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, in the critical study of Information, Design, and Innovation. Research specialties may include, for example, ethnography of digital cultures, social informatics, the politics of innovation, or participatory design. Duties include the equivalent of four courses per year in the department’s undergraduate programs, graduate degree program, and Ph.D. and M.S. advising across our across our campuses in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region; and service responsibilities. The successful candidate also will participate in the University’s Strategic Growth Area in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which integrates research, experiential programs, and teaching to provide a critical understanding and framework for innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Accordingly, one course per year will be in a new Innovation Pathways Minor. Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates can find information about our department at: www.sts.vt.edu.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a demonstrable background and research agenda in Science and Technology Studies or a related field, and is expected to achieve a national research profile. The doctorate must be received by the appointment date of August 10, 2017. For Associate Professor, national scholarly recognition is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary experience, expertise in ethnographic methods, and a record of teaching undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted electronically at jobs.vt.edu, posting TR0160144. Attach a letter of interest, a C.V., a 2-page research statement, a writing sample, a 3-page demonstration of teaching effectiveness (for example, a teaching philosophy, a brief syllabus, course descriptions, and/or course evaluations), and a list of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates who advance in the process. Address queries to the search committee chair, Matthew Wisnioski at: mwisnios@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Science and Technology in Society
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/28/2016
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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 executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/70675

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3
  4. Transcript
  5. Candidate Statement
  6. Other Doc
  7. Portfolio
  8. Other Doc #2