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Instructors in Architecture+Design - Visiting

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Architecture & Urban Studies
Department: School of Architecture and Design
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Architecture / Construction / Planning, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, invites applications for Visiting Instructor position(s) in the School of Architecture + Design for Fall 2021 to Spring 2022.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to design as it relates to objects, the built environment, services, humans, and the surrounding ecosystem. Ideal candidates would have the capacity to teach an interdisciplinary foundation design laboratory, as well as
provide instruction in specialized areas of knowledge in one of the school's four departments.

Candidates should be able to create a setting for the pursuit of theoretical, practical, and productive knowledge while embracing the duality of the education of the individual and the practice of the profession. The integration of the candidate's work with the School’s experimental tradition in design, cross-disciplinary and hands-on teaching is essential.

The position(s) will require the capacity to work in diverse teaching environments and across disciplines.

Required Qualifications

A terminal degree in the field of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design or Interior Design, by the appointment start date.

Established teaching experience.

A proven ability and achievements to communicate ideas central to design through both representation and words.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of publication or exhibition in the field.

Establishment and documentation of cross-disciplinary work.

Leadership and/or involvement in community activities.

Work experience in the design field.


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 16, 2021

Additional Information

Complete applications will include the following: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) a statement of the candidate’s approach to teaching, 3) a personal diversity statement addressing how your research, teaching, and/or service has prepared you to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education 4) a cover letter and 5) the names and contact information for three current references as attachments to the online application.

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 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.

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