This is surely the craziest VAP ad I've ever seen.
27. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS, ST. LOUIS, MO. Visiting Associate Professor, two-year appointment (non-tenure track), Department of Philosophy. Begins Fall Semester (August 15) 2011. AOS: logic, philosophy of science, game theory. AOC: decision theory, philosophy of biology, ethics. Undergraduate and graduate teaching; two courses per semester; thesis advising; no service except professional. Research expectations in keeping with the highest level (“research intensive”) described in our departmental workload document (http://www.umsl.edu/~philo/PhilosophyDepartmentWorkloadDocument.pdf). Applicant must have a record of securing outside grants and be prepared to submit grants to fund research in Rational Preference aligned with the interests of our campus’s corporate partner, Express Scripts. Salary competitive. Send CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to VAP Search, Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Application review will begin May 26, 2011. (190W), posted: 5/12/2011.
A record of securing outside grants? Be prepared to submit grants "aligned with the interests of our... corporate partner, Express Scripts"? For a 2 year VAP. (Visiting Associate Professor? Why would a tenured prof take this? This is not a research-only gig. This is a 2/2 plus research plus submit a grant plus submit a grant our corporate sponsor likes.)
(Express Scripts is some kind of prescription fulfillment company, which I'm sure is not as much fun as it sounds)
I've seen TT job ads where there is an expectation of eventually securing research grants. (I will have one of those jobs in the fall, in fact.) But this is more than that. I have not before seen a job that (a) expects a VAP to submit grants and (b) expects those grants to be "aligned with the interests" of a corporate sponsor. Indentured servitude times two.