- Virginia Tech
- Location details
- Blacksburg, Virginia
- Position type
- Professor, Associate
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
Job no: 518216
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: CLAHS-Innovative Programs
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty
The College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences at Virginia Tech invites applications and nominations to direct the graduate program in ASPECT (the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought). ASPECT is a long-standing, collaborative, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program built around the core Departments of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion & Culture, with faculty affiliates from departments across the university. Faculty and students affiliated with ASPECT also play key roles in programs under the purview of the
college’s Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies.
The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured position at the rank of either associate professor or professor in one of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences and will report directly to the Dean of the college. The position will begin July 1, 2022.
The college and university strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply and as such the successful candidate will demonstrate multicultural competence, including the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from themself in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.
REQUIRED: Earned doctorate in a field within the Humanities or Social Sciences (broadly defined); an academic record that merits a tenured appointment within one of the departments in the college and an ongoing research agenda; a substantial record that indicates academic visibility as well as integration into the professional networks needed to guide future faculty hiring, graduate student recruitment, and the placement of the program's Ph.D. graduates; experience working with graduate students; demonstrable experience in academic administration; a commitment to creating and sustaining an equitable, diverse, & inclusive environment.
PROCEDURES: All nominations and inquiries should be sent to Matthew Gabriele, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted online at http://job177129s.vt.edu (Job Number 518216) and include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application that addresses the requirements outlined below; and the names and contact information for three references. Only these documents should be submitted at this time; references will be contacted and/ or further documents will be requested only during the second round of the review. Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by the review date. Successful candidates will be required to have a criminal background check.
● A Ph.D. in the Humanities or Social Sciences (broadly defined);
● An established academic record that would merit tenure at Virginia Tech;
● Evidence of an active research agenda;
● Evidence of professional networking;
● Experience working with graduate students;
● Experience in academic administration;
● A commitment to creating and sustaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment within the program.
● Successful experience or demonstrated potential in fundraising, outreach, and recruitment of graduate students;
● Experience in faculty mentoring;
● Research and/or teaching strengths in interdisciplinary programs.
Commensurate with experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
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.
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Advertised: November 9, 2021
Applications close: Open until filled