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Assistant Professor, Career & Technical Education

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Career & Technical Education
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170177
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 Virginia Tech School of Education is seeking a colleague to join us in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program to contribute to our vision of preparing professional educators and leaders in the various CTE program areas. We invite applications for an Assistant Professor in Career and Technical Education position. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential opportunities for summer session employment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong potential for scholarly excellence, as the successful candidate will be expected to develop and conduct research resulting in publications in top-tier peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The successful candidate will be responsible for instruction, internship supervision, and advising of master’s and doctoral students. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year (typically a two/two teaching load). The master’s degree program includes two concentrations, pre-service teacher education and professional development for teachers. The professional development for teachers concentration is primarily an online degree, but can be completed as an on-campus program as well. The doctoral program includes a Ph.D. and Ed.D. and is available to individuals interested in pursuing careers in CTE teacher education and/or administration, as well as teaching in one of the seven CTE content area disciplines in a small college/university setting.

We are seeking a candidate who identifies with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community (

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: a doctorate in Career and Technical Education or other related doctoral degrees with a specialization/concentration in CTE at the time of appointment (August 2018); an identifiable research agenda and demonstrated ability to write for scholarly publications; teaching experience in one or more of the seven CTE program areas or teaching in a related area in a CTE institution (teaching experience must be in a middle school, high school, and/or post-secondary CTE program or institution).

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications, experiences and/or commitment in the following areas are preferred: international related work in CTE; CTE program administration in a middle school, high school, post-secondary institution, or state/national agencies; seeking and/or securing external funding to support research, outreach, and programming; working collaboratively with diverse populations; and/or planning/providing/supervising internships in education.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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Employment Comments:

Questions may be directed to Dr. Bill Price, Search Committee Chair, at

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications; curriculum vitae; statement outlining your research agenda; two examples of scholarly writing; and a list of three references with contact information. Materials must be submitted online at, refer to posting TR0170177. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.

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 experience
Department: School of Education
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/31/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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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. Research Statement
  4. Other Doc
  5. Other Doc #2
Optional Documents
  1. List of References