Research Assistant Professor
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Job no: 524395
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Ctr Refugee, Migrant & Displacement
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Other, Research / Scientific
Departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences seek applications for a one-year, fixed term, full-time Research Assistant Professor position for scholars who were working at an academic and/or research institution in Ukraine in February 2022 and thereafter and have been displaced by the war. Research areas are open, with emphasis in innovative, unique, cross-disciplinary, and cross-modal approaches addressing complex problems. Applicants who cross methodological approaches are encouraged to apply, as are those who would benefit from the support of a vibrant community committed to diversity and inclusion to innovate, build, and re-imagine how we do our work across disciplines. Possible department/center affiliations include the Department of Political Science; Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies; and the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies. Depending on need/expertise, applicants will engage in research, public lectures, consultation with faculty and students in building programs, collaboration on external funding possibilities, and meetings with administrators to discuss curriculum development.
- Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals
- PhD (terminal degree) in liberal arts, social sciences, or related fields
- Must have excellent oral and written English language skills - proficiency will be verified
- Experience developing proposals for extramural funding and managing activities on funded programs.
Commensurate with experience
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.
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