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The Department of Engineering Education (EngE) at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track regular faculty position as Professor of Practice in Engineering Education at any rank. Applications are invited from individuals dedicated to undergraduate teaching and student engagement. Candidates are sought with experience teaching and developing courses in engineering problem solving, design, and professionalism at the first and second year level. Evidence of ability to contribute to emergent directions of the department, including design education, entrepreneurship, and global engineering, is welcome. Experience with teaching applications of software tools (including CAD, spreadsheets, computational programming, and/or data acquisition) is desirable.

Responsibilities will include teaching of up to 12 credit hours per semester in first-year engineering or an equivalent combination of teaching and course development. Opportunities for supplemental summer teaching assignments are possible.

Qualifications for this position include either a Ph.D. in an engineering field or an M.S. in an engineering field coupled with substantial industry experience that includes design. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach engineering courses at the undergraduate level.

EngE ( is home to an outstanding first-year engineering program that engages students with an innovative curriculum that provides a hands-on, minds-on approach to engineering education. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. It is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit by January 1, 2017. The desired start date for the position is August 10, 2017.

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Engineering Education at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech
Engineering Education (MC 0218)
345 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, Va 24061
(540) 231-6555
Fax (540) 231-6903