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.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, invites nominations and applications for the calendar-year position of tenured Professor and Department Head. The ideal department head is a dynamic and engaged leader with the administrative and interpersonal skills necessary to guide an energetic and diverse multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students. The department head will advocate for the department, guide program development, foster faculty development, and facilitate cross-disciplinary scholarly collaborations that are aligned with university initiatives related to health, behavioral, and social sciences (e.g., https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html).
The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Science (www.humandevleopment.vt.edu) is to understand and improve the lives of people of all ages in relationships, families, organizations, and communities through education, research, and engagement. The department comprises over 700 undergraduate students, about 80 graduate students, and approximately 50 faculty, instructors, research associates, and staff. The department, with the main office in Blacksburg in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (http://www.liberalarts.vt.edu), also has a program located at the National Capital Region campus in Falls Church, Virginia. Degrees offered in Blacksburg include the undergraduate program in human services and the doctoral program, with specializations in four areas: adult development and aging, child and adolescent development, family studies, and marriage and family therapy. The master's degree program in marriage and family therapy is located in Falls Church. The Blacksburg campus includes three departmental education, research, and community service centers: the Child Development Center for Learning and Research (http://www.humandevelopment.vt.edu/CDCLR/cdclr.html), Adult Day Services (www.humandevelopment.vt.edu/ADS/ads.html), and the Family Therapy Center (http://www.familytherapy.vt.edu/ftc.html). The Center for Family Services (http://www.nvc.vt.edu/mft/cfs-about.html) is located in Falls Church, VA. Opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration exist across campus through the Center for Gerontology; the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment; and the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute; among other programs.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate and an exemplary record of teaching, mentoring, nationally recognized scholarship, extramural funding and grants management, and engagement in professional service commensurate with appointment as a tenured Professor at Virginia Tech.
Preferred qualifications include previous administrative experience in human development and family science or a closely related field.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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