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Collegiate Assistant Professor (GSS)

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Collegiate Assistant Professor (GSS)
Faculty Rank: Collegiate Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170169
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 to fill a non tenure-track, academic year appointment, Collegiate Assistant Professor Position in the area of Biochemistry with an anticipated start date of January 2018. Working in collaboration with the department’s other faculty members, the Collegiate Assistant Professor will take a lead role on enhancing the curriculum for Biochemistry majors and promoting teaching excellence. The candidate is expected to bring specialized expertise to the instructional programs within Biochemistry by teaching courses, engaging in curricular updates and course transformations, enhancing undergraduate research and/or outreach opportunities, and the adoption/integration of innovative and inclusive pedagogy. The candidate is expected to remain current in biochemistry and related fields, and to serve on departmental, college, or university committees as a contributing member of the department and the broader university community. This position is an integral part of the University’s enhancement of educational opportunities in the area of Global Systems Science (GSS URL: Individuals with interests and skills in both biochemistry and the interface between natural and human systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position’s responsibilities include:
- classroom and on-line instruction
- involvement in curricular innovation and transformation
- engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning in Biochemistry
- 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 in Biochemistry

Required Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related Life Science disciplines
- Experience in higher education instructional and pedagogy activities with strong promise 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

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Biochemistry
- Documented research achievements, as might be demonstrated through a postdoctoral or previous faculty appointment
- Vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction
- Record of scholarly accomplishments in the area of pedagogy
- Demonstrated effectiveness in mentoring undergraduate research students

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How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications and to apply, please visit and search for posting number TR0170169 . You must complete the online faculty application and attach a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) references, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that also addresses commitment to diversity. The review of applications will begin on November 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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: Biochemistry
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/23/2017
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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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
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