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Assistant Professor of Practice

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice with an intended start date of Fall 2022. The candidate will coordinate the Department's career preparation advising and programming for our advanced undergraduate students. Duties include teaching a third-year career preparation course and coordinating the Department's experiential learning program, including expanding our pool of career-oriented opportunities (e.g., internships) for our students.

The primary focus of this position is career preparation and advising for students in the Chemistry Department. The successful applicant will coordinate the Department’s Experiential Learning Program. The Experiential Learning Program provides students with career-level training in academic laboratories and/or professional/industrial settings. Duties include teaching a 3000-level career preparation and experiential learning course, the evaluation of student experiential learning proposals and reflections, effective relationships building between key external partners (alumni, companies, etc.) to grow the opportunities available to our students, advising junior and senior students on appropriate coursework, degree requirements, and progress toward degree.

For any questions specifically related to the position, please contact Joseph Merola, Search Committee Chair, at

For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, please visit

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in chemistry or a related field and experience in the practice of chemistry in a laboratory or industrial setting. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse interest, backgrounds, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in an area of chemistry or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates: (1) with experience in building relationships across academic, professional, and industrial settings, and (2) experience teaching career oriented skills.

Appointment Type


Review Date

July 8, 2022

Additional Information

Candidates will need to submit a CV, cover letter, names of references, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement. 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 Brandi Webb at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: June 23, 2022
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