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Jim Bassett, Associate Professor, teaching a class gathered in Burchard.

The Virginia Tech College of Architecture, Arts, and Design is seeking applicants for multiple teaching and research as well as instructional faculty positions across several programs.


Faculty Opportunities

The Virginia Tech School of Design based in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design seeks applicants for adjunct faculty positions in the Industrial Design Program. The selected candidates will teach courses in the accredited undergraduate industrial design program (BS.IDS). The anticipated start date is immediate with flexibility to delay until January 2024 based on current courses needed in history of design and visual communication.

The Industrial Design program promotes theory and practice as equally critical components of an industrial design identity which emphasizes collaborative and project-based learning, as well as individual student development. Industrial Design is an award winning program with a continually evolving and developing curriculum which prepares our graduates to be leaders in the profession. It advances a pedagogy and undergraduate studio environment that provide unequaled interaction and collaboration across years and disciplines.

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The School of Design at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, two-year instructor position in Industrial Design, effective January 2024. The successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in Industrial Design or related discipline and a proven ability to teach at a university. Duties of each position include teaching a 2/2 course load of core Industrial Design courses and elective courses. Current topics of interest are history of design, visual communication, UX/UI; most courses can be categorized into theory, design competencies, professional practice, and studio based courses. Individuals appointed as an instructor are focused on undergraduate education, with minimal or no expectation for development of an independent program of research or scholarship. Additional responsibilities may include advising students, developing or revising curricula or courses, and other instructional duties.

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Theatre and Cinema in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, a program emphasizing traditional and emerging literary and technological practices in theatre and cinema, seeks a theatre artist and educator for a one-year, full-time appointment. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, our program is committed to collaborative theatre making with a focus on artistic integrity and professionalism. The successful candidate will be a professional theatre artist/educator with a passion for teaching and the ability to contribute to the education and engagement missions of the department and school.

Duties and responsibilities will include teaching the two-semester sequence of TA 3105/3106 History of Drama and Theatre; TA 2014 Introduction to Theatre (survey course) both semesters; and a third course TBD, each semester. This faculty member may also be asked to serve on committees and perform other university service as appropriate. This position is from August 10, 2024, through May 9, 2025.

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The Music program within the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech (SOPA)  seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Clarinet for an academic year (9-month) appointment with an initial term of one year beginning August 10, 2024. The Visiting Assistant Professor will assume a 3:3 teaching load and duties that include teaching applied clarinet and chamber music at the undergraduate level. Additional teaching duties, determined by needs of the department and the candidate’s strengths, may include classroom teaching, such as music theory or sight-singing and aural skills. Other duties include recruiting and maintaining a studio of undergraduate music majors in clarinet performance, music education and assisting with recruitment in the woodwind area. The visiting faculty member will also be expected to develop strong relationships with school music programs, local youth ensembles, private instructors, and serve on department/college committees.

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The Landscape Architecture Program in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture, Arts, and Design invites applications for a full-time academic year visiting assistant faculty appointment, to begin in the Fall 2024 in Blacksburg, Virginia. The initial term will be two-years with the opportunity for renewal.

The Landscape Architecture Program seeks applicants with a strong interest in teaching design studios and the ability to teach core technology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We also offer opportunities to teach theory and methods courses, or seminars in areas of expertise.. This position enables emerging designers and scholars, or experienced professionals to spend up to four years immersed in the creative community of the Landscape Architecture Program, in the School of Design on the main campus in Blacksburg. We encourage candidates who can demonstrate their promise, passion, and creativity to integrate their research and creative works with their teaching to apply.

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Administrative & Professional Faculty Opportunities

The Director of Communications and Marketing for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design will lead the development, planning, execution, and evaluation of a comprehensive, strategic communications and marketing program for the college, and align those activities with university-wide communications, marketing, and branding initiatives.

In a broad sense, the Director's primary responsibility will be to tell the story of the college in a manner that captures the vibrancy and appeal of our programs. We are looking for someone who has a deep commitment to the college’s disciplines; to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all marketing and communications materials; and is a thoughtful, eloquent, and incisive advocate for the college, its missions, and programs.

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The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) invites applications for a Project Manager to join our team as a non-tenure track, restricted, Administrative and Professional (A/P) faculty position. CDAC is an outreach center in the newly formed College of Architecture, Arts, and Design (AAD).

Reporting to and in collaboration with the Director, this position supports the outreach mission of the CDAC and AAD, in part, through oversight of sponsored outreach projects, supervision of students employed on sponsored projects, day to day administration of sponsored projects, the participatory process with communities, periodically assisting with conceptual landscape design on projects, giving presentations at community meetings and conferences, preparing project reports, public relations, and periodically assisting with project proposals.

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Staff Opportunities

The Administrative Operations Coordinator for the School of Architecture provides administrative and operational support to the directors and school in a professional, timely and proactive manner. Additionally, the position is involved in the execution of the communications strategy to internal and external stakeholders.

The position serves as liaison to other university offices and serves as a main contact for the office in responding to inquiries from faculty, staff, students, and visitors in a professional, courteous manner. The organization and maintenance of confidential records and procedures are coordinated for study abroad program and other school based programs, faculty salaries, position reappointments, promotion and tenure support, recruitment, accreditation, faculty searches, scholarship coordination, faculty evaluations, staff and faculty personnel records and school budget information.

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