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Collegiate Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170171
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 Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE, invites applications for an academic year, non-tenure-track collegiate faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in exercise physiology/science and/or nutrition, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to the instructional mission of the department, including graduate and undergraduate teaching, curricular and program development, and the design and integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy including experience learning opportunities. Successful candidates should provide evidence of potential to take a lead role in enhancing curricula and promoting teaching excellence. Candidates are also expected to participate in departmental and university service activities including but not limited to committees and community outreach.

HNFE is actively involved in many university initiatives such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant for inclusive pedagogy, the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area (, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors. As such, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary pedagogy research, curriculum, and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in these initiatives. The Adaptive Brain and Behavior (ABB) destination area focuses on the transdisciplinary study of brain plasticity as it pertains to decision-making, physical and psychological trauma, and healthy development across the lifespan. Individuals with interests and skills in both nutrition, exercise, and health at the interface between brain and behavior are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to remain current in exercise, physical activity, nutrition and related fields, as well as serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community.

The position’s responsibilities include:
• classroom and on-line instruction
• leading curricular innovation and transformation
• engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning in HNFE
• mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and identities
• continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to professional conferences; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service
• enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students in HNFE

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in exercise physiology and/or nutrition, or a closely related field;
• Experience in higher education instructional and pedagogy activities with strong potential for being a leader in the instructional mission;
• Demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching and strong potential for graduate teaching;
• Commitment to teach and advise a diverse student body;
• Strong Written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Referred publications in higher education instructional and pedagogical research;
• Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multi-disciplinary focus on Adaptive Brain and Behavior.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Review of applications will begin November 23, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and names and addresses of three professional references at (posting #TR0170171).

Correspondence should be addressed to:
Deborah J. Good, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair, Collegiate Professor position
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/23/2017
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. Teaching Statement
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