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.
The Office for Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech invites applications for one-year (potentially renewable up to one additional year) postdoctoral teaching fellow positions (up to 3). The positions begin August 2018.
The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester addressing the Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States requirement of the Pathways General Education curriculum, in departments reflective of the candidate's training and expertise, and will work with those departments to develop and/or revise relevant courses and curricula. While social science and humanities departments are central to meeting this requirement, other departments are exploring opportunities to offer courses relevant to this area as well. Candidates outside of the social sciences and humanities with relevant expertise will therefore be considered.
The requirement includes courses exploring the ways social identities related to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, class, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, economic status, age, and other socially salient categories and statuses, influence the human condition and experience, with focus on the United States in particular or in comparative perspective. Courses will help students gain self-awareness of how they are situated relative to those around them based on social identities, and should confer foundational knowledge of the interactive dynamics of social identities, power and inequity. Perspectives stressing the interaction of social location and identities, such as intersectionality, or addressing inequality, place, and space, are especially desirable.
Compensation will be commensurate with salaries typical for postdoctoral fellows in the candidates' field(s). Health insurance benefits will be included. Based upon departmental interest and the availability of faculty lines, some fellows may be considered for transition to employment as tenure track or collegiate faculty upon the conclusion of the fellowship period.
Candidates from groups underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about Virginia Tech, please visit http://www.vt.edu.
Terminal degree completed prior to August 2018.
Expertise appropriate to offering courses addressing issues of diversity and equity in the United States.
Experience teaching courses related to diversity issues.
Experience engaging diverse communities and/or mentoring underrepresented students.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech 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, 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 any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).