Program Director, Orion LLC

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The College of Science (COS) seeks an experienced, motivated, and resourceful individual to direct Orion, a living learning community (LLC) for students enrolled in science at Virginia Tech. Orion is designed to foster a sense of community in which students have a shared learning experience and a sense of belonging, and is committed to inclusiveness, diversity, and retention in STEM-related fields. The Orion Science LLC consists of undergraduate students majoring in biological, life, physical and/or quantitative sciences (see website at Orion integrates curricular and research opportunities through the lens of active learning. The curricular program consists of a First Year Experience (FYE) course coupled with opportunities to learn about, identify, and engage with real-world scientific issues. The program promotes both academic and professional development within a residential community space via the classroom, peer mentoring, and co-curricular activities.

The program director of Orion may be a Professor of Practice, Collegiate Faculty member, or an Instructor who will have their academic home in COS. The program director is a calendar-year position with a 30% administrative and 70% academic program appointment. This position includes leading the day-to-day administration of the Orion LLC, and overseeing the development, teaching and assessment of its integrated curricular, co-curricular, and research programs.

Required Qualifications

Graduate degree; University-level teaching experience; Ability to work both independently and in a team environment; Experience in organizational administration and supervision of project teams; Excellent time management and organization skills; Ability to work across disciplines and contribute to multidisciplinary projects; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and administration both within the COS and across the divisions of Academic and Student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

Training in higher education pedagogy and experience teaching with high impact educational practices.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

February 21, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: February 3, 2021
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