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Instructor, Packaging Systems and Design

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Instructor, Packaging Systems and Design
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Posting Number: TR0170022
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 Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, College of Natural Resources and Environment seeks an Instructor to support the Packaging Systems & Design degree program.

Position Description: The instructor will teach existing courses, develop new courses and course materials, help maintain laboratories and laboratory equipment, and aid in student recruiting. The position is a 9 month academic year appointment, non-tenure track, renewable based on performance and funding, with the possibility of support for summer employment.

Required Qualifications:

• M.S. or M.A. degree in Packaging Science, Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Communication, or related program
• Previous packaging-related employment
• Strong communication skills
• Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Earned degree in Packaging Science
• Teaching Experience
• Institute of Packaging Professionals Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) certification
• Skills in using computer tools such as ARTIOS-cad, Adobe Illustrator, and Autodesk Inventor for packaging projects

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Application materials must include a current vitae, copies of official transcripts for all degrees at all institutions attended, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for four professional references. Applicants will submit a written statement of interest that addresses the matching of personal skills and education with the position description, summary of classes taught and proposed classes that they can teach, teaching philosophy, and experience and philosophy with regard to diversity and inclusion. Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0170022. Review of candidate files will begin on April 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: May 9, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: 45,000-50,000
Department: Sustainable Biomaterials
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/15/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only?
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 Accessibility 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/74633

Supplemental Questions

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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
  3. Transcript
  4. Candidate Statement
Optional Documents
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