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Assistant/Associate Professor of Occupational & Technical Studies (Training Specialist & HR Program)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2022

Job Details

Old Dominion University’s Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies seeks applications for one full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor (10-month appointment with opportunity for summer employment) in Occupational and Technical Studies in the undergraduate Training Specialist Program and the graduate Human Resources-Training Program beginning August 2023. Candidates with expertise in business and industry training, workforce development, and instructional design are encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:

  1. producing high quality research for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  2. teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate face-to-face and web-based courses;
  3. seeking external and internal funding to support scholarship endeavors;
  4. advising undergraduate and graduate students and directing doctoral committees; and
  5. participating in program growth and improvement.

The candidate will be responsible for working on workforce development and articulation agreements among other colleges and universities, leading program initiatives, and participating in program governance and decision-making.

Successful candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a field related to business and industry training, workforce development, or instructional design; and to demonstrate support of the ODU 2020 Diversity Statement at

Candidates who demonstrate the following will be preferred:

  • teaching higher education or training business/industry courses in:
    • organizational and workforce development,
    • organizational performance improvement,
    • instructional design, instructional methods,
    • instructional technology,
    • program evaluation and assessment,
    • project management,
    • consulting, or
    • data mining and learning analytics;
  • delivering face-to-face and web-based courses via synchronous, asynchronous, and blended modalities;
  • advising students;
  • publishing in peer-reviewed journals;
  • delivering presentations;
  • seeking and working on grants; and
  • leading educational or training initiatives.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Submit to: For questions and inquiries, please contact Kasie Reyes at

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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