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Integrated Science Curriculum Leader

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Integrated Science Curriculum Leader
Faculty Rank: Collegiate Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170176
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 College of Science at Virginia Tech and the Academy of Integrated Science, through its Integrated Science Curriculum (https://www.ais.science.vt.edu/programs/isc.html), are placing a strong emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary teaching. As part of this initiative, Virginia Tech has a non-tenure track faculty position for the Leader of the Integrated Science Curriculum in the Academy of Integrated Science to start in Fall 2018. The appointment will be at the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor with an initial 3-year appointment and the possibility of multi-year renewal upon successful review.

The Integrated Science Curriculum is a two-year program that prepares students from the College of Science for their respective majors through a curriculum built around student teams working on problem-oriented exercises while mastering interdisciplinary concepts. Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are intertwined, in lectures and in labs, to achieve a dynamic understanding of a wide range of fundamental principles within the modern scientific method.

We seek candidates who are passionate about interdisciplinary teaching of undergraduate students in an inclusive and integrated environment. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and laboratories related to the Integrated Science Curriculum, where successful candidates will:
● Make significant contributions to our interdisciplinary undergraduate instruction; coordinate laboratory and lecture courses, work closely with our undergraduate students, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy;
● Continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics or a closely related field. Successful candidates will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and work closely with the existing interdisciplinary programs in the Academy of Integrated Science. Applications must be submitted online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for interdisciplinary science education, a description of previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu), and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to Prof. Michel Pleimling, Integrated Science Curriculum Faculty Search Committee Chair, at pleim@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering, and additionally provides a competitive dual hiring program for couples. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Dr. Nora Dragovic in the Academy of Integrated Science (Email: nora84@vt.edu, Tel: 540- 231-8131).

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu, posting # TR0170176 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for interdisciplinary science education, a description of previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups as well as how the applicant will further Virginia Tech’s commitment to build a culturally diverse educational environment (https://www.inclusive.vt.edu), and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed by Email to Prof. Michel Pleimling, Integrated Science Curriculum Faculty Search Committee Chair, at pleim@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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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: Academy of Integrated Science
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/30/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/15/2018
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.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81154

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Other Doc
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