Posted: December 27, 2022
Deadline: January 30, 2023
The Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech seeks a tenure track assistant or tenured associate professor with an emphasis in engineering studies, critical participation, and/or global technology cultures. The successful candidate must have a demonstrable background and research agenda in Science and Technology Studies or a closely affiliated field. We especially encourage applicants who can fill some of these departmental needs: engineering studies leadership, “making and doing” or engaged STS, ethnography, international or comparative work, colonialism and development, and/or relationships with engineering education or engineering and technology programs. The candidate is expected to bring or build a national or international scholarly profile. The candidate will be expected to teach our undergraduate “Engineering Cultures” class, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses (four total per year), advise Ph.D. and M.S. students in Blacksburg and remotely to graduate students in our National Capital Region campus, and fulfill service responsibilities. We prefer someone with an established scholarly record and some experience with teaching and mentoring graduate or advanced undergraduate students. The department is interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment through teaching, research, and service. Ph.D. in STS or related field completed by August 2022. Salary commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.vt.edu and refer to posting 522993. As part of your online application please attach a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references. Please do not send any other materials at this time. After an initial review, applicants may be asked for additional materials, including a research statement, teaching statement, writing sample, and recommendation letters. We start reviewing applications on January 30, 2023, but will accept applications until the position is filled. We strongly encourage applicants from groups historically underrepresented in the professoriate. 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, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law: (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html). Applicants with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify the search committee chair, Matt Wisnioski, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application questions should be sent to Ashley Snider at email@example.com. Required Qualifications • Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies or related field • Specialization in engineering studies, critical participation, and/or global technology cultures • Evidence of research excellence • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate STS courses (including Engineering Cultures) • Ability to advise Ph.D. and M.S. students locally in Blacksburg and remotely to National Capital Region campus • Ability to fulfill service responsibilities Preferred Qualifications • National or international scholarly record • Experience teaching and mentoring graduate or advanced undergraduate students • Demonstrated commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment through teaching, research, and service.