Assistant Professor of Practice

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 9, 2020

Job Description

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) is seeking applicants for two, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank to begin as early as Fall 2020. These positions are nine-month, full-time appointments dedicated primarily to the teaching and service missions of the School.

MLSoC is a joint venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies with undergraduate programs in Construction Engineering and Management (ABET-accredited) and Building Construction (ACCE-accredited). Successful candidates will be required to teach courses within and across these programs, develop meaningful relationships with industry, and provide service to the School, the College, the University and the broader community. This position will require occasional travel to attend outreach events, conferences and/or other professional meetings.

MLSoC is dedicated to inclusion, serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who will adopt and practice the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. We actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates to join our faculty in preparing the future leaders of the construction industry. MLSoC does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Prior to hire, all applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in construction or a closely related field
• At least 5 years of professional experience in construction or a related discipline
• Expertise in two or more of the following areas: structural design, construction means and
methods, construction management, MEP systems

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in construction or a closely related field
• Certifications and/or licensure related to the applicant’s professional field (e.g. PMP, CCM, PE,
• Demonstrated record of effective teaching in higher education (e.g. through student evaluations of teaching)
• Demonstrated experience in academic program leadership
• Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse communities and building inclusive cultures
(e.g. through outreach, service, program development)

Application Materials

Complete applications will include the following: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) Teaching Philosophy describing your approach to teaching and learning, and 3) Service Philosophy describing your approach to serving the profession, University and broader community. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Inquiries concerning the position or application process should be directed to Roslyn Garrison, CAUS HR Division Director,  

Review Date

April 13, 2020

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.

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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