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Program Director, Orion LLC

Company: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in joining the Hokie Nation! Virginia Tech, like many universities, has modified our operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this unprecedented time and following recent guidance from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, we have suspended active searches for many of the university’s open positions. If you do not see a position posted that meets your background and interest, we encourage you to complete an expression of interest form so that we may contact you in the future once hiring processes resume.

Program Director, Orion LLC Apply now Job no: 513185

Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty

Senior management: College of Science

Department: Dean of Science

Location: Blacksburg Area

Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The College of Science (COS) seeks an experienced, motivated, and resourceful individual to direct Orion, a living learning community (LLC) for students enrolled in science at Virginia Tech. Orion is designed to foster a sense of community in which students have a shared learning experience and a sense of belonging, and is committed to inclusiveness, diversity, and retention in STEM-related fields. The Orion Science LLC consists of undergraduate students majoring in biological, life, physical and/or quantitative sciences (see website at https://llc.vt.edu/orion.html ). Orion integrates curricular and research opportunities through the lens of active learning. The curricular program consists of a First Year Experience (FYE) course coupled with opportunities to learn about, identify, and engage with real-world scientific issues. The program promotes both academic and professional development within a residential community space via the classroom, peer mentoring, and co curricular activities.

The program director of Orion may be a Professor of Practice, Collegiate Faculty member, or an Instructor who will have their academic home in one of the departments in the COS. The program director is a 9-month position with a 30% administrative and 70% academic program appointment. This position includes leading the day-to-day administration of the Orion LLC, and overseeing the development, teaching and assessment of its integrated curricular, co-curricular, and research programs.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in science-related field; 3+ years of university-level teaching experience; Ability to work both independently and in a team environment; Experience in organizational administration and supervision of project teams; Excellent time management and organization skills; Ability to work across disciplines and contribute to multidisciplinary projects; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and administration both within the COS and across the divisions of Academic and Student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

Training in higher education pedagogy and experience teaching with high impact educational practices.

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 1, 2020

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Advertised: March 24, 2020

Applications close: Open until filled

Keywords: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit, Blacksburg , Program Director, Orion LLC, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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