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Collegiate Faculty

Apply now Job no: 514243
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Dept. of Engineering Education
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty, Engineering

Job Description

The Department of Engineering Education (ENGE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track Collegiate Faculty members. We anticipate hiring two individuals during this hiring cycle at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on experience. As a new category of faculty members within the department, Collegiate Faculty members: teach courses, predominantly at the undergraduate level but also at the graduate level; develop and implement innovative teaching and learning experiences; contribute to assessment within the department; produce scholarship of teaching and learning supported by a funded research program; and serve as valued contributors within the university on committees.

Applications are invited from individuals who enjoy teaching and fostering classrooms with high student engagement. Candidates who have a background in teaching and developing courses in engineering problem solving, design, and professionalism at the undergraduate level are sought. Backgrounds with teaching the application of software tools (including, for example, CAD, computational programming, and/or data acquisition) are helpful, as well as teaching abilities in a problem-based learning environment.

This new category of faculty members should also have appropriate training and/or background conducting scholarship of teaching and learning and/or engineering education research. Producing scholarship through the support of funded research will be an expectation for these positions.

ENGE (www.enge.vt.edu) is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program that engages students with an innovative curriculum as well as a PhD program in engineering education. The department also hosts the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP) and the Pathways Innovation Minor. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE institutional award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

For full consideration, please submit your application by October 30, 2020.  If you have any questions about this position or the search process, please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. David Knight (dbknight@vt.edu).

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in engineering education or closely related field, conferred by start date of appointment.
Candidates should have demonstrated abilities in:
• working with students, staff, and faculty in a team-based environment
• curricular and pedagogical innovation in undergraduate engineering or related programs
• producing scholarship on teaching and learning and/or engineering education research
• working within interdisciplinary collaborations and/or linking teaching to engineering practice

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated abilities in:
• teaching undergraduate students in a STEM discipline
• engineering software and CAD programs typically used in first-year engineering, including programs such as MATLAB, LABVIEW, Inventor, or Solidworks

Review Date

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Additional Information

Candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu to posting number 514243, and submit the following:

  • CV (resume/curriculum vitae)
  • Cover Letter explaining: 1) why you want this position, 2) why you think you would be good for the position, 3) Teaching Statement describing your philosophy with respect to teaching.
  • List of at least 3 professional references

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. The start date for the position is negotiable and could include January 2021 or August 2021. For general questions about this position or the search process, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Knight (dbknight@vt.edu).

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 veteran 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 the search committee Chair at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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