The Faculty of Learning Sciences and Technologies in the School of Education announces the availability of a one-year, visiting Assistant Professor position in Learning Sciences. This is an academic year position. Date of appointment will be August 10, 2014.

Qualifications:  Experience with or potential for teaching Learning Sciences courses at the graduate level. 

Desirable: an earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Instructional Design and Technology, or a related field: “ABD” candidates will be considered.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in Learning Sciences, including Introduction to Learning Sciences and such courses as Digitally Mediated Learning, Interactive Multimedia Design, Game-based Learning, and/or related Seminar(s) to be determined. 

Context: The Faculty of Learning Sciences & Technologies in the School of Education at Virginia Tech offers programs at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels.

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 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. While the primary campus is located in Blacksburg, Va., the university has satellite campuses and research stations throughout Virginia and the world and employs more than 8,000 people.

Virginia Tech’s world-class reputation is a result of the dedication and loyalty of more than 8,000 employees who go above and beyond in their daily lives to make the university community and the communities in which they live top-notch in every way. Our employees create a culture of excellence at work and at home and help make Virginia Tech a rigorous academic institution and an employer of choice. 

Salary:   Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Start date: August 10, 2014

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications must be submitted online at, posting TR0140028. Search for Working Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences. The application should include a cover letter, CV, and a copy of transcript for highest degree.  Please list names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for 3-5 references in the cover letter.

Direct any questions regarding the position to the Search Committee Chair, John Burton, School of Education, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061; or email

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