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Job no: 527052
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Research / Scientific
The Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech seeks applications for two (2) nine-month faculty appointments at the rank of Instructor, Advanced or Senior Instructor, depending on experience, to begin in August 2024. Promotion opportunities within instructor ranks are available. Individuals will support the department’s teaching mission through delivery of large 1000- and/or 2000-level courses to majors and/or Pathways general education students.
Potential courses include Principles of Biology (I, II), Evolutionary Biology, Cell Function and Differentiation, Genetics, Ecology, General Microbiology, Zoology and Plant Biology. The position is located on Blacksburg campus with in-person and possibly online course modalities. Individuals teaching the Principles of Biology courses will collaborate with the introductory biology instructional team to design, develop, and teach in the Principles of Biology Active Classroom, and will mentor undergraduate teaching assistants. In addition to teaching, the position will contribute to the department through select service activities related to student engagement, undergraduate mentoring, curriculum design, and governance.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Virginia Tech and the College of Science. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to broadening participation and advancing equity and inclusion. The Department of Biological Sciences seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
● Doctoral degree in biological sciences, life science, or related field
● Demonstrated success teaching college-level biology courses
● Experience developing classroom and/or laboratory learning activities
● Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
● Experience using Canvas Learning Management System or similar
● Experience with curriculum design and development
● Experience with online/distance learning
● Familiarity with evidence-based teaching approaches and pedagogy
● Experience teaching large (100+ student) courses
● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to take
initiative in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Commensurate with experience but within budget maximum
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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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