Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The College of Science at Virginia Tech and the Academy of Integrated Science, through its Integrated Science Curriculum (https://www.ais.science.vt.edu/programs/isc.html), are placing a strong emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary teaching. As part of this initiative, Virginia Tech has a non-tenure track faculty position for the Leader of the Integrated Science Curriculum in the Academy of Integrated Science to start in Fall 2018. The appointment will be at the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor with an initial 3-year appointment and the possibility of multi-year renewal upon successful review.
We seek candidates who are passionate about interdisciplinary teaching of undergraduate students in an inclusive and integrated environment. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and laboratories related to the Integrated Science Curriculum, where successful candidates will: ●Make significant contributions to our interdisciplinary undergraduate instruction; coordinate laboratory and lecture courses, work closely with our undergraduate students, and lead efforts in curriculum enhancements and innovative pedagogy; ●Continue to develop professional capabilities and participate in scholarly activities, including travel to and participation in professional conferences and societies; and participate in department, college, and university service and governance, as well as professional service.
The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.
The Integrated Science Curriculum is a two-year program that prepares students from the College of Science for their respective majors through a curriculum built around student teams working on problem-oriented exercises while mastering interdisciplinary concepts. Biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are intertwined, in lectures and in labs, to achieve a dynamic understanding of a wide range of fundamental principles within the modern scientific method.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and work closely with the existing interdisciplinary programs in the Academy of Integrated Science.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics or a closely related field and have broad intellectual interests in the sciences along with a strong promise for being a leader in the instructional mission of the Academy of Integrated Science. Applicants must have demonstrated experience with and commitment to teaching excellence; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community.
Desirable characteristics include a record of pedagogical achievement and vision, creativity, and leadership skills relevant to instruction. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching, with a record of achievement as might be demonstrated by teaching awards, during a previous faculty appointment, or graduate teaching experience.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).