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Assistant Professor of Practice

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Practice
Faculty Rank: Professor of Practice
Posting Number: TR0170013
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:

The Business Information Technology department seeks to fill one or more non-tenure track positions to begin August 10, 2017. The position will be responsible for teaching 18-24 credit hours of courses per academic year. The Business Information Technology major includes degree options in Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM). Candidates should have an appropriate academic and/or professional background and expertise to teach courses in quantitative methods and one (or both) of these two degree options. While professor of practice faculty members may conduct research and present their findings in professional or academic venues there are no expectations for an extensive research program as with a tenure-track faculty appointment. However, they are expected to be able to understand and evaluate the research that applies to their field and to teach it to students. Professor of practice faculty members are expected to remain active in their professions in ways that contribute to their assignment —teaching, consulting or outreach, serving in technical and professional societies and associations, and similar activities. They may also be expected to engage in departmental, college, and university service activities. Further, professor of practice faculty members are expected to maintain AACSB status as either Instructional Practitioner, Scholarly Practitioner, Practice Academic or Scholarly Academic. The professor of practice is a non-tenure-track position, and appointment is renewable only on an annual basis. The position is not intended for tenure transfer but advancement in rank is achievable.

Required Qualifications:

Qualifications include a graduate degree (i.e., a master’s degree or higher) in a field that incorporates quantitative methods. Evidence of prior teaching experience and ability is considered a positive attribute; a successful candidate must be deemed an effective teacher at the undergraduate level. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have teaching experience, and industry experience.

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete an application through the university’s website ( ) and comply with the Internet Applicant Rule. The posting number is TR0170013 . The beginning review date is March 2, 2017. Applicants are expected to upload a letter of intent that includes a statement of academic and professional experience, teaching interests, a comprehensive CV, and contact information for three references.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Business Information Technology
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 02/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/24/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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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.

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. List of References
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