Instructor of Communications
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor position to begin in Spring 2022. Duties will include teaching technical communications in an engineering context, collaborating with department faculty to provide communications instruction in biomedical engineering (BME) courses, providing quality feedback to students on communications assignments, and contributing to assessment needs.
BEAM is an interdisciplinary department with faculty having broad interests spanning engineering, science, mathematics, and medicine. Offering BS in biomedical engineering, and MS, and PhD degrees in biomedical engineering and in engineering mechanics, the department currently has 42 faculty members, and is home to over 200 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate students.
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. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering, whose undergraduate program ranks 13th and graduate program ranks 31st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The Mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship.
Applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two statements each limited to 2 pages - teaching interests and philosophy; contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion - and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will commence on December 10, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Prof. Sara Arena (firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-232-8441). For assistance submitting the application, please contact Cristina Rosa Casta?er (email@example.com, 540-231-6651).
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in a field focused on communication/writing or related experience at time of appointment and experience working or teaching in a STEM field or environment. They are required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Ph.D. focused on pedagogy, communications or related field is preferred as is a. background or related experience in biomedical engineering or sciences. Teaching experience in a university or college, especially in technical communications courses involving engineering or biomedical engineering is also preferred.
Commensurate with experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cristina Rosa Castaner at firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.