Director, ASPECT:Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical & Cultural Thought
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Director, ASPECT:Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical & Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech
The successful candidate is expected to have a substantial record of established research production and academic visibility as well as the professional networks needed to guide future faculty hiring, graduate student recruitment, and the placement of the program's Ph.D. graduates. The position involves a considerable amount of administrative activity tied to directing the program, developing curricula, supporting new faculty recruitment, supervising up to 24 funded doctoral students, program budgeting, and working with program stakeholders in the five core departments as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and the Virginia Tech Graduate School. The position offers a competitive salary and reduction in the typical Virginia Tech teaching load of two courses each semester.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate at the time of application in history, philosophy, political science, humanities, or another interdisciplinary area of scholarship grounded in analytical, applied, comparative, critical, or normative theoretical perspectives of scholarly inquiry. Candidates must have a clearly defined specialization in one of the central areas of social, political, ethical or cultural thought associated with this Ph.D. program. They also must have a widely recognized reputation for excellence and demonstrated strength in teaching/learning, discovery, and engagement. ASPECT is an innovative problem-based, theoretically-engaged doctoral program (http://www.aspect.vt.edu/). Evidence of successful prior administrative leadership and the ability to foster academic community are essential expectations for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates whose established research program and current teaching specialization are tied to interdisciplinary scholarship in social, political, ethical, and cultural thought, and who have extensive prior administrative experience. Candidates also should have a record that would merit a tenured appointment in one of the four core departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, namely, History, Philosophy, Political Science or Religion & Culture.
Interested persons must apply at http://jobs.vt.edu, posting #0100222 where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, and a brief statement on administrative experience and philosophy along with the contact information of five references. The search committee will solicit letters of recommendation as it draws up its list of candidates for interviews. Screening of applications will begin September 20, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to: Timothy W. Luke, ASPECT Director Search Committee, Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought, 202 Major Williams Hall (0192), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair, Timothy W. Luke, twluke at vt.edu, phone: 540.231.0694 or 540.231.6633.
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