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Professor of Practice

Virginia Tech Department of Management
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Position summary:

The Department of Management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech invites applications for one or more open-rank, Professor of Practice, faculty positions to begin January 2022. Typically, appointments are made at the level of Assistant Professor of Practice, but candidates with 20+ years of experience in executive or leadership positions could be considered for a higher-level appointment. These are academic year (9 months) positions (mid-August to mid-May). The faculty member will teach 18-21 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters, engage in curriculum development and enrichment efforts and provide mentoring and support to students. The faculty member will also serve on departmental, college, or university committees. Professors of Practice are expected to interact with industry professionals and remain active in their professions in ways that contribute to their university assignments; examples include executive teaching, industry consulting, and serving in professional societies or associations. These are non-tenure track positions, and not intended for tenure transfer but advancement in rank is achievable. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the Pamplin College of Business community.  

Additional Information:

Department of Management consists of 30 full-time faculty members with an impressive range of research and teaching expertise across the field of management at the undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. levels. The position will be based on the Blacksburg campus, which is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. Blacksburg's beauty and temperate climate is attractive to many. Blacksburg is ranked as one of the top places in America to raise children. Blacksburg also has high-quality schools (K12) as well as a relatively low cost of living.

Virginia Tech is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities, including women and underrepresented minority candidates. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact McKinna Blankenship (mckinpg@vt.edu, 540-231-6353) with any questions.

The Pamplin College of Business affirms strategic and intentional efforts that challenge the status quo and promote the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging of all stakeholders. We are committed to people excellence and building a model inclusive community that embraces academic excellence and cultural humility broadly. While Pamplin has observed paramount progress toward advancing issues of diversity over the past decade, we are transcending with a renewed, data-driven focus to seize opportunities that address diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues of the 21st century.  

Please direct all questions regarding the recruitment process and/or nature of the position to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Kimberly Carlson (kimcarlson2009@vt.edu)

 Review begin date is August 10, 2021, and applicant screening will continue until the position is filled.


Required qualifications:

Candidates should have (1) master's degree in business or closely related field, (2) demonstrated effectiveness in the delivery of business instruction; (3) ability to teach courses in two or more of the following areas: project management, business analytics, human resource management, international business, managerial consulting, strategic management, business ethics, leadership, and entrepreneurship; (3) demonstrated engagement with the business community, (4) strong interpersonal and communication skills; (5) the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts of the college and university.


Preferred qualifications:

(1) Professional experience in higher-level management positions; (2) ability to teach a wide range of courses in the areas listed above as well as in innovation, emerging technologies, and general management; (3) experience in leading interdisciplinary teams or working as a human resource manager; (4) experience in consulting, project management, or starting and managing a new venture.


Posted: 2021-06-30 Expires: 2021-08-14

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