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Open Rank Professor of Practice

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Business
Department: Management
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech invites applications for multiple Professor of Practice faculty positions to begin in August 2024 or January 2025. Typically, appointments are made at the level of Assistant Professor of Practice, but candidates with 20+ years of experience in executive or leadership positions could be considered for a higher-level appointment. These are restricted academic year (9 months) positions (mid-August to mid-May), and renewable. The faculty member will teach 21 credit hours in fall and spring semesters, engage in curriculum development and enrichment efforts, and provide mentoring and career advising to students. The faculty member will also serve on departmental, college, or university committees, conduct digital marketing of the department's programs, and engage students and recruiters through social media. Professors of Practice are expected to interact with industry professionals and remain active in their professions in ways that contribute to their university assignments; examples include executive teaching, industry consulting, and serving in professional societies or associations. These are non-tenure track positions and not intended for tenure transfer but advancement in rank is achievable. An important expectation for the position is the willingness to teach in-person classes in China in the Dual Degree program Virginia Tech has with Xidian University (Xian, China) for 6 weeks during the fall semester. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the Pamplin College of Business community.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have (1) master's degree in business or closely related field; (2) demonstrated effectiveness in the delivery of business instruction; (3) ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: international business, business analytics, entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, project management, human resource management, leadership, managerial consulting, strategic management, and business ethics, and; (4) demonstrated engagement with the business community; (5) strong interpersonal and communication skills; (6) the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the college and university.

Preferred Qualifications

(1) Professional experience in higher-level management positions; (2) ability to teach a wide range of courses in the areas listed above as well as in innovation, emerging technologies, and general management; (3) experience in leading interdisciplinary teams; and 4) experience in entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, technology commercialization, project management, business development and career advising.

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Review Date

April 22, 2024

Additional Information


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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