Academic Position, Position

Collegiate Faculty in Technology, Creativity, and Innovation, Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Honors College (http://www.honorscollege.vt.edu) is developing signature programs as part of its expanded mission to foster extraordinary educational experiences. As part of these initiatives, the Honors College seeks a versatile instructor with a background in technology, creativity, and innovation to contribute to its
instructional programs. Applicants should possess a terminal degree in their respective fields (or expect that degree by 15 August 2019). Review of applicants will begin on 15 October 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

This is a Collegiate Faculty position (non-tenure, renewable) at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Collegiate Faculty mentor highly motivated Honors students, teach Honors courses, support undergraduate research efforts, and contribute to the overall development of Honors College signature programs. Collegiate Faculty are expected to participate in college- and university-level service, committee work, and other duties as assigned, and to pursue a program of personal research, including research into aspects of teaching and learning. Honors Collegiate Faculty are encouraged to establish affiliate status with a department in one of the university’s disciplinary colleges or in one of the university’s research institutes.

Job Listing: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90235

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A terminal degree in Engineering, Science and Technology, Design, or related field
  • A demonstrated thorough theoretical and conceptual knowledge in a discipline related to technology, creativity, and innovation
  • A strong record of instruction and the proven ability to work collaboratively
  • A strong record of scholarly accomplishments
  • 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 undergraduate students in developing interdisciplinary capacities

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in student-centered pedagogies and/or assessment
  • 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 undergraduate student body drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines
  • A commitment to diversity in the university community
  • Proven ability to teach undergraduate courses in both thematic and methods topics beyond graduate school teaching appointments
  • Experience working with underrepresented students

JOB DUTIES
60 Percent of Total Time - Curriculum Development, Teaching, and Mentorship

  • Curriculum development in collaboration with disciplinary departments
  • Teaching interdisciplinary and collaborative courses, seminars, and workshops
  • Mentoring students to develop interdisciplinary capacities, guide their search for experiential learning, and foster purpose-driven engagement

30 Percent of Total Time - Research

  • Undertaking research into teaching and learning for Honors students
  • Maintaining a program of personal research in an area related to technology, creativity and innovation

10 Percent of Total Time - Support Program Development & Other Administrative Duties

  • Supporting undergraduate research programs for Honors students and contributing to the overall development of Honors signature programs
  • Participate in college- and university-level service, committee work, and perform other administrative duties."

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.

At a glance:

  • Main campus located in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Nine colleges and graduate school
  • 110 bachelor’s degree programs
  • 170 master's and doctoral degree programs
  • 34,440 students on and off the main campus
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Main campus includes 213 buildings, 2,600 acres, and an airport
  • Facilities across the state and around the globe, including a strong presence in Northern Virginia
  • Ranked 43rd in university research in the United States
  • Has adjacent corporate research center
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