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Instructor in Appalachian Studies

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Instructor in Appalachian Studies
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Posting Number: TR0170028
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 Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech invites applications for a one-year position as a full time instructor in Appalachian studies beginning fall 2017. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses per semester. The department’s Appalachian studies program supports an active cohort of Appalachian studies minors as well as a number of Appalachia-focused students in our Religion and Culture major.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. or ABD status in relevant field in hand by August 2017
• commitment to a program of research and/or engagement in Appalachian studies
• a record of successful teaching.
• the ability to teach “Introduction to Appalachian Studies” as an interdisciplinary humanities course
• Appalachian studies as a primary area of specialization in the dissertation project

Preferred Qualifications:

Commitment to discussion and engagement in the undergraduate classroom as well as to scholarly and pedagogical engagement with the social construction of Appalachia; regional history, including questions of race, whiteness, racialization, and the region’s role in global economies; cultural productions from or about the region (e.g. literature, film); and current issues (e.g. health, economic development, resource extraction).

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How to Apply for this Job:

Please submit a cover letter specifically addressing required and preferred qualifications, C.V., unofficial graduate transcripts (or list of graduate courses taken), and a list of references (including contact information) online at posting TR0170028 . Review of applications will begin April 21, 2017.

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
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Department: Religion and Culture
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date:
Review Begin Date: 04/21/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. List of References
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