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Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170150
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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 Program on Government and International Affairs (GIA) invites applications for a position in Global Security and Policy to begin in August 2018 at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus in the Washington D.C. metro area. This position will focus on the security dynamics created by new institutions and processes of global governance as these affect civil society, the economy, and government in the U.S.A. and abroad. Candidates should be able to work within the interdisciplinary setting of SPIA, which offers graduate degrees in International Affairs, Urban Planning, and Public Administration. The candidate will work with GIA students enrolled in our Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) degree as well as in our Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, and Globalization and the Washington Semester in Global Engagement. The position will be at the assistant or associate professor level. All applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in hand by the start date in public affairs, political economy, political science, human geography, international relations, or a closely related discipline is required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for developing a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, and an interest in developing experiential learning courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

We will prioritize candidates who are knowledgeable about more than one country or region of the world and can show experience with interdisciplinary teaching, experiential learning and research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Integrated Security. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Integrated Security Destination Area. The Integrated Security Destination Area is focused on understanding and fostering a world in which individuals, institutions, and nations are secured by technology and social systems that follow ethical principles and promote values of social justice. Faculty working together in this area are bringing a transdisciplinary approach to the complex range of human and systems security challenges.

Employment Conditions:
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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:

Complete applications should include full curriculum vitae, a list of three references, two samples of written work, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants also should submit a cover letter that briefly addresses how they would approach collaborative academic activity in SPIA, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted online at (paper documents cannot be accepted), reference posting #TR0170150. Any questions about the online application process should be directed to Ms. Krystal Wright, SPIA Faculty Search Assistant, at, phone: 540-231-2291, SPIA (0113), 140 Otey Street, Room 110, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Prof. Joel Peters, Search Committee Chair, c/o Krystal Wright, at the contact information above.

Application review will begin on November 20, 2017. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but to be assured full consideration, applications should be received by this date.

For further information on Government and International Affairs Program see:; and the School of Public and International Affairs:
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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 & Internat Affairs, School of
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg: National Capital Region
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/20/2017
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.

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
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Other Doc #2
  4. Candidate Statement