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's University Libraries and Moss Arts Center seek creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Manager of the Active Learning Curation Program. This is a unique opportunity to develop and implement a new program aimed at showcasing the learning activities and outputs within the New Classroom Building and at other locations on campus, and designing opportunities for students to encounter and engage with interdisciplinary themes and topics. The Manager will also work closely with campus stakeholders to assess the utilization of classrooms and spaces, assist instructors with pedagogical experiments, and help promote active and experiential learning initiatives.
About the New Classroom Building
This three-story, 73,000 square foot building is a pedagogical incubator at Virginia Tech. With 15 classrooms and four teaching laboratories, the New Classroom Building was designed with active learning in mind. Most of the rooms are filled with moveable furniture and writable walls, and are designed in a way to encourage interaction and shared learning experiences.
About the Virginia Tech Art Collection
Though it does not proactively collect, Virginia Tech does maintain a small collection of donated artworks which supports teaching and research in the fine arts and other disciplines in which the visual arts are utilized to enhance knowledge; and contributes to the public appreciation and enhancement through the display of visual arts properties in university facilities. Acquisitions and deaccessions to the collection are made through the Virginia Tech Foundation.
About Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. 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). As the Commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
- Master's Degree or other advanced degree in a field related to the position
- Professional experience or academic background related to journalism, marketing, public relations, public history, communication, design, library science, or similar field
- Evidence of successful project management
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups
- Experience with video production and/or graphic design
- Evidence of creativity, innovation, and scholarship
- Experience working in libraries or museums
- Experience with visual arts exhibitions, public art installations, or similar arts-related background
- Experience with ethnographic methods, interviewing, or user experience design
- Experience in a supervisory capacity
- Experience planning and managing an annual budget
- Experience with teaching, especially active learning project-based pedagogies
- Familiarity with qualitative/quantitative assessment methodologies
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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 Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 02/10/2017