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The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech invites applications for a one-year position as a full time instructor in Appalachian studies beginning fall 2017. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses per semester. The department's Appalachian studies program supports an active cohort of Appalachian studies minors as well as a number of Appalachia-focused students in our Religion and Culture major.
Required Qualifications:Ph.D. or ABD status in relevant field in hand by August 2017
commitment to a program of research and/or engagement in Appalachian studies
a record of successful teaching.
the ability to teach "Introduction to Appalachian Studies" as an interdisciplinary humanities course
Appalachian studies as a primary area of specialization in the dissertation project
Commitment to discussion and engagement in the undergraduate classroom as well as to scholarly and pedagogical engagement with the social construction of Appalachia; regional history, including questions of race, whiteness, racialization, and the region's role in global economies; cultural productions from or about the region (e.g. literature, film); and current issues (e.g. health, economic development, resource extraction).
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 04/21/2017