Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-20-2016

Posting Summary:
The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for several Lecturers and Postdoctoral Fellows in the College's core Engagements courses for a one-year appointment, renewable for two additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance, starting the fall of 2017. Compensation will take the form of 9-month salary with full-time benefits. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and earned the Ph.D. in a liberal arts and sciences field by May 25, 2017 and no earlier than May 2014.

A pilot program by the Faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences, the New General Education Curriculum is composed of three conceptually related components: the Engagements, Literacies, and Disciplines. This role, in consort with the College Fellows, will serve as instructor of record in the Engagements: four 2-credit courses designed to foster intellectual sensibilities that are generally deployed across all realms of inquiry. These include: Aesthetic Engagement, Empirical & Scientific Engagement, Engaging Difference, and Ethical Engagement.

Candidates will be responsible for developing one-two courses in one (or two) of the Engagement domains. For more information on the Engagements, visit: http://as.virginia.edu/general-education.

2017-18 teaching load:
Fall: Serve as TA for two Engagement Courses, teach 1 small seminar in the candidate's discipline, and engagement course design
Spring: teach two or three Engagement courses (2-credits each).

In years two and three candidates are expected to develop and teach four to six engagement courses (2-credit each) per academic year.

Candidates will also be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. The candidate will be an active participant in the College Fellows - a cohort of faculty drawn from across the College and entrusted with crafting a unique and compelling first-year general education experience for A&S undergraduates. In addition, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate in (and possibly lead) College Fellows sponsored events such as lectures for the University community, symposia, and seminars regarding the Liberal Arts & Sciences at UVA. Administrative duties will include participation in select general education committees that relate to the implementation of the new curriculum; these duties will be assigned by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); Posting 0620086. We will begin reviewing applications after January 14, 2017 and posting will remain open until filled.
Please provide:
A cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references;
Writing Sample #1 - A writing sample of your choice no more than 20 pages or a research statement of no more than 2 pages;
Writing Sample #2 - A 1-page statement regarding the role of the liberal arts in the 21st-century curriculum;
Other #1 - A 2-page course description and syllabus for one of the four Engagements (please clearly indicate which you have selected);
Three letters of recommendation including one from the Chair of your Ph.D. committee. Letters should be sent to Sarah Betzer at sb4fg@virginia.edu.

Finalists will be invited to Charlottesville for group interviews over the course of two days in spring 2017.

U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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