Collegiate Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology & Design, Humanities, Other Humanities, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this position supports the instructional and scholarly mission of the Virginia Tech Honors College. The Honors College seeks to inspire and facilitate an extraordinary undergraduate education for a diverse student body of exceptional motivation. Utilizing a flexible curricular framework with a strategic array of experiences, opportunities, and facilities, the College pioneers progressive, innovative approaches to undergraduate education that can be scaled up across the university. The Honors College is distinctive in combining a structured disciplinary education with an open-ended, collaborative, and transdisciplinary discovery process. Students collaborate with one another across disciplines. The College’s Calhoun Honors Discovery Program extends this approach to facilitate student work with industry and non-profit partners.

This is a Collegiate Faculty position (non-tenure long term renewable contracts with promotion path) at the rank of assistant professor. Responsibilities include developing and teaching interdisciplinary and collaborative courses, seminars, and workshops, supporting undergraduate research programs for honors students, and contributing to the overall development of Honors signature programs. Applicants should possess thorough theoretical and technical knowledge in technology, creativity, and innovation and the abilities to mentor undergraduate students in developing interdisciplinary capacities, to guide experiential learning, and foster purpose-driven engagement. The appointee will be expected to conduct research, primarily within the scholarship of teaching and learning and secondarily, perhaps, within the appointee’s disciplinary specialization, and participate in college- and university-level service, committee work, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• A terminal degree in a discipline related to technology, creativity, and innovation
• A strong record of educational and/or professional accomplishments
• A proven ability to work collaboratively
• Experience with or demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction and a willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries to address complex societal challenges
• Demonstrated ability to mentor students in developing interdisciplinary capacities
• A commitment to diversity in the university community

Preferred Qualifications

• An interest in student-centered pedagogies and/or assessment
• Experience teaching in studio classes
• A desire to advise and teach a highly motivated student body drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines
• Experience working with professional or industry partners, including non-profit and extension services
• An interest in professional ethics and social responsibility
• Experience working with a dynamic, diverse, and highly motivated student body drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines

Appointment Type


Review Date

1 October 2022

Additional Information

Candidate will need to provide CV, Cover Letter, List of Three References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research Statement, and Writing Sample.

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 military 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 Anne-Lise Velez at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 31, 2022
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