Open Rank - Prof of Practice

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences (APSC) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech invites applications for two open rank (assistant, associate, full) Professor of Practice positions to begin in August 2021. The faculty member will engage in enrichment efforts with a strong interest in developing and educating the next generation of leader for animal agriculture to join the department as a Professor of Practice. A candidate’s experience and credentials will be the basis for determination of the rank of the appointment. The successful applicant will interface with dynamic faculty, advising staff, and undergraduate students, providing state-of-the-art expertise in advising, education, curriculum development, and mentoring. The successful candidate will be expected to bring specialized industry expertise to the instructional programs of the department, leading efforts in professional preparation of students, including but not limited to expanding internship and other experiential learning opportunities. The incumbent will teach classes in their area of interest and expertise, interface with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Programs Office; and contribute to existing scholarly efforts in the department, college, and university.

These positions are non-tenure-track, 12-month appointment and are not intended for tenure transfer; however, advancement in rank is achievable. The faculty member will be encouraged to remain active in the livestock, dairy, equine, and/or companion animal industries in ways that contribute to the undergraduate program in Animal Sciences.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the Animal Sciences or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated industry contacts/network
• Experience and demonstrated success in delivering Animal Science instruction

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated understanding of production animal agriculture, the equine industry, and/or the companion animal industry
• Record of accomplishment working with students in university or industry settings
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Katherine Knowlton at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 30, 2021
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