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Assistant Professor of Practice

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Practice
Faculty Rank: Professor of Practice
Posting Number: TR0180016
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 Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a Professor of Practice to teach undergraduate courses and support online initiatives. The opening is for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice, which is a restricted, non-tenure track, calendar year appointment. Applications are invited from individuals dedicated to undergraduate teaching with experience in the industry, experience in current industry technology, software and fundamentals of construction management. Knowledge of online software and instruction and evidence of ability to contribute to the academic needs of the program, including curriculum development, is preferred. The Department of Building Construction is within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. The department of Building Construction has functioned as an integral partner in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction since 2006.

Responsibilities will include teaching of up to 12 credit hours per semester of coursework related to construction management courses across the Building Construction curriculum. Specifically, the Professor of Practice is needed to immediately teach courses BC 2014 and BC 2024 Principles of Construction I and II and BC 2064 Integrated Lab. The Professor of Practice position will also support the current teaching of BC 4964/5964G Fundamentals of Construction Management. Finally, the successful candidate will work with our administrative team to establish on-line modules on construction management which can be used across all of the curriculum.

Required Qualifications:

• Undergraduate or Master’s degree with one of the degrees in construction management or a related discipline.
• Min of 5 years of industry experience in construction or related discipline.
• Expertise in construction management fundamentals (such as estimating, scheduling and productivity).

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree, certification in instructional design, and/or construction-related experience or licensure. Experience teaching undergraduate-level courses and current industry software. Knowledge of online software and instruction and evidence of ability to contribute to the academic needs of the program, including curriculum development, is also preferred.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online to https://jobs.vt.edu using posting number TR0180016 for the Assistant Professor of Practice position and provide: current Curriculum Vita, a 2-page application letter including industry and teaching statements and a list of three references. All documents should be electronically submitted as PDFs on the application website. Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee Walid Thabet at thabet@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is dedicated to Inclusion, 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.

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, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: August 9, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurater with education and experience
Department: Building Construction Department
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/05/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/01/2018
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/84612

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc