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VIRGINIATECH, Blacksburg, VA. Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, in the critical study of Information, Design, and Innovation. Research specialties may include, for example, ethnography of digital cultures, social informatics, the politics of innovation, or participatory design. Duties include the equivalent of four courses per year in the department’s undergraduate programs, graduate degree program, and Ph.D. and M.S. advising across our across our campuses in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region; and service responsibilities. The successful candidate also will participate in the University's Strategic Growth Area in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which integrates research, experiential programs, and teaching to provide a critical understanding and framework for innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Accordingly, one course per year will be in a new Innovation Pathways Minor. Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates can find information about our department at: www.sts.vt.edu.
The successful candidate must have a demonstrable background and research agenda in Science and Technology Studies or a related field, and is expected to achieve a national research profile. The doctorate must be received by the appointment date of August 10, 2017. For Associate Professor, national scholarly recognition is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary experience, expertise in ethnographic methods, and a record of teaching undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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