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Presidential Pathways Teaching Fellows

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Presidential Pathways Teaching Fellows
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170385
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 Office for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech invites applications for one-year (potentially renewable up to one additional year) postdoctoral teaching fellow positions (up to 3). The positions begin August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester addressing the Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States requirement of the Pathways General Education curriculum, in departments reflective of the candidate’s training and expertise, and will work with those departments to develop and/or revise relevant courses and curricula. While social science and humanities departments are central to meeting this requirement, other departments are exploring opportunities to offer courses relevant to this area as well. Candidates outside of the social sciences and humanities with relevant expertise will therefore be considered.

The requirement includes courses exploring the ways social identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, class, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, economic status, age, and other socially salient categories and statuses, influence the human condition and experience, with focus on the United States in particular or in comparative perspective. Courses will help students gain self-awareness of how they are situated relative to those around them based on social identities, and should confer foundational knowledge of the interactive dynamics of social identities, power and inequity. Perspectives stressing the interaction of social location and identities, such as intersectionality, or addressing inequality, place, and space, are especially desirable.

Compensation will be commensurate with salaries typical for postdoctoral fellows in the candidates’ field(s). Health insurance benefits will be included. Based upon departmental interest and the availability of faculty lines, some fellows may be considered for transition to employment as tenure track or collegiate faculty upon the conclusion of the fellowship period.

Candidates from groups underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about Virginia Tech, please visit

Required Qualifications:

Terminal degree completed prior to August 2018.

Expertise appropriate to offering courses addressing issues of diversity and equity in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching courses related to diversity issues.

Experience engaging diverse communities and/or mentoring underrepresented students.

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

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter describing interest in the position, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references, teaching statement discussing teaching experience and philosophy diversity statement addressing experience with, or interest in, efforts to enhance diversity and a list of 3 professional references. Three letters of reference will be requested after the first round of screening. Apply to Apply to posting #
SR0170385. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: August 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Diversity and Inclusion
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 11/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/15/2017
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 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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How much experience do you have with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority-Serving Institutions, or Hispanic Serving Institutions?
    • None
    • Some
    • Significant
  2. * How much experience do you have working with community organizations/programs supporting underrepresented populations?
    • None
    • Some
    • Significant
  3. Please provide any additional details you'd like to share related to the above:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. List of References
Optional Documents