Virginia Tech

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Collegiate Faculty

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 17, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Engineering Education (ENGE) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a full-time, academic year, non-tenure-track Collegiate Faculty position. Applications are invited from individuals dedicated to undergraduate teaching and student engagement. Candidates who have experience related to teaching and developing courses in engineering problem solving, design, and professionalism at the undergraduate level are sought. Experience with teaching the application of software tools (including, for example, CAD, computational programming, and/or data acquisition) is desirable, as well as experience teaching in a project-based learning environment.

This Collegiate Faculty position will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This is a new category of faculty members within the department. Collegiate Faculty members teach courses, in particular at the undergraduate level, contribute to curriculum development and assessment of the undergraduate program, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and serve as a valued contributor within the department on committees (e.g., committees focused on undergraduate programs, diversity and inclusion).

ENGE ( is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program that engages students with innovative curriculum that provides a hands-on, minds-on approach to engineering education. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE institutional award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in engineering education or closely related field, conferred by the start date (Aug 10, 2020)
• Demonstrated ability to work with students, staff, and faculty in a team-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students
• Experience with engineering software and CAD programs typically used in first-year engineering, including programs such as MATLAB, LABVIEW, Inventor, or Solidworks
• Experience in curricular and pedagogical innovation in undergraduate engineering or related programs
• Experience producing scholarship on teaching and learning, interdisciplinary collaborations, and/or linking teaching to engineering practice

Review Date

Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. 

Additional Information

Candidates should submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter articulating interest in position
  • List of at least 3 professional references
  • Teaching statement that also identifies scholarship interests

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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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