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Asst or Assoc Professor (T/TT)

Apply now Job no: 517740
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Dept. of Engineering Education
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Engineering Education (EngE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track (T/TT) positions at the assistant or associate rank. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied educational research. It is expected that these positions will provide instruction and bring specialized engineering education research expertise to the departmental research portfolio. T/TT faculty members will be assigned responsibility for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising PhD students, and serving on graduate student committees; these faculty members are also expected to support a substantial externally funded research program. Occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings will be required.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in engineering education, engineering, education, or a closely related field at time of appointment; a strong record of academic accomplishments and a proven ability to work collaboratively; experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary research and instruction; and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges.

Applicants must apply online at (job number 517740).  Application materials shall include: a one-page cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a two-page research statement describing current and future research plans; a two-page teaching statement describing their teaching philosophy and practices; a two-page statement on contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for at least three references.  

Review of applications will commence on November 8, 2021 and continue until the position(s) are filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Walter Lee (

Required Qualifications

● PhD in engineering education, engineering, education, or a closely related field, conferred by the start date of appointment.
● Experience producing engineering education research and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications

● At least one degree (BS, MS, PhD) in engineering or a related field is desirable.
● Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Appointment Type  Regular

Review Date  November 8, 2021

Additional Information

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 the Engineering Education Department

EngE ( is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program and a premier PhD program in engineering education. The department currently has more than 20 full-time faculty members, and is home to approximately 2500 general engineering students and 50 PhD graduate students.

The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s Commitment to increase faculty, staff and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures.

About Virginia Tech

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. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.

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's main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. In addition, our program in the Washington, D.C., area offers unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Monte Hager at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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