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Assistant or Associate Professor (CPAP)

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor (CPAP)
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170149
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 seeks a qualified, broadly trained individual to fill a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level within the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP). Though the areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in persons whose research and teaching expertise fall in the area of public management, broadly defined. Teaching responsibilities will include both introductory courses and advanced seminars supporting the CPAP’s MPA and PhD degree programs. CPAP’s faculty offer courses across three locations; courses may include students from Alexandria or Richmond in addition to Blacksburg. Travel between program locations may be involved. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching in collaboration with the other programs in the School of Public and International Affairs as well as across the campus.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold an earned PhD in public administration, political science, public policy, public management, or a related discipline by time of appointment in August 2018, and must demonstrate a commitment to building a strong research agenda and publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience and an established publication record are preferred. Demonstrated commitment to community outreach and engagement, as is expected of faculty at a land-grant institution, is a plus. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curricular, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty across the University who are working to advance the human condition and society with better decisions through data, and collaborating at the intersection of scientific evidence, governance, and analysis toward translating scholarship into practice

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:

CPAP’s faculty offer courses across three locations; courses may include students from Alexandria or Richmond in addition to Blacksburg. Travel between program locations may be involved.

Employment Comments:

Applicants list of references must be able to electronically upload their recommendation letter; therefore, the posting must be set in this way prior to go live. A minimum of 3 recommendation letters will be required.

How to Apply for this Job:

Apply on line at posting TR0170149. Complete applications should include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a writing sample, and 4) the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. After the online application is completed, Virginia Tech will contact these references via e-mail to ask them to submit their letters of recommendation electronically. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at, reference posting; paper documents cannot be accepted.

Questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Krystal Wright, at, phone: 540-231-2291, or SPIA (0113), 140 Otey Street, Room 110, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of application materials will begin on November 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including persons who have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. We actively encourage applications from a broad spectrum of candidates. Persons with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Laura Jensen,

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: Commensurate with education and experience
Department: Public Admin. and Policy
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/17/2017
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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Required Documents

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