[SIGCIS-Members] Faculty job at Virginia Tech: Critical study of information, design, and innovation

Janet Abbate abbate at vt.edu
Wed Nov 2 11:58:26 PDT 2016

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> From: Matthew Wisnioski <mwisnios at vt.edu>
> Date: October 28, 2016 2:13:37 PM EDT
> To: sts Discussion List <sts-g at vt.edu>
> Subject: [sts-g] We're hiring! Please spread the word
> Reply-To: mwisnios at vt.edu
> VIRGINIA TECH, Blacksburg, VA. Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society, in the critical study of Information, Design, and Innovation. Research specialties may include, for example, ethnography of digital cultures, social informatics, the politics of innovation, or participatory design. Duties include the equivalent of four courses per year in the department’s undergraduate programs, graduate degree program, and Ph.D. and M.S. advising across our campuses in Blacksburg and the National Capital Region; and service responsibilities. The successful candidate also will participate in the University’s Strategic Growth Area in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which integrates research, experiential programs, and teaching to provide a critical understanding and framework for innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. Accordingly, one course per year will be in a new Innovation Pathways Minor. Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates can find information about our department at: www.sts.vt.edu.
> Required qualifications include the following: The successful candidate must have a demonstrable background and research agenda in Science and Technology Studies or a related field, and is expected to achieve a national research profile. The doctorate must be received by the appointment date of August 10, 2017. For Associate Professor, national scholarly recognition is required.
> Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary experience, expertise in ethnographic methods, and practice teaching undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds.
> Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at jobs.vt.edu, posting TR0160144. Attach a letter of interest, a C.V., a 2-page research statement, a writing sample, a 3-page demonstration of teaching effectiveness (for example, a teaching philosophy, a brief syllabus, course descriptions, and/or course evaluations), and a list of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates who advance in the process. Address queries to the search committee chair, Matthew Wisnioski at: mwisnios at vt.edu.
> Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. 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. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on‐going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
> 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, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who  inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
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> Matthew Wisnioski
> Associate Professor, Science and Technology in Society
> Senior Fellow, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
> Virginia Tech
> 331 Lane Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
> mattwisnioski.com

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