Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Politics

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Environmental Politics

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-11-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time position in ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level. The position is open with respect to subfield within political science, and we are especially interested in candidates who desire to work across both subfield and disciplinary boundaries. This is a cross-school, cross-disciplinary effort focused on integrating social, political, cultural and scientific approaches to address environmental challenges. The initiative includes a cluster hire of at least five faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences (Politics, Economics, Environmental Sciences), the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Architecture.

We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in, or demonstrated capacity for mentoring diverse students and colleagues.

We welcome applications from candidates in any--or some mix--of the subfields of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and American Politics.

Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a PhD in Political Science by May 2017 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment, although those still at the ABD stage in August 2017 may be appointed as acting assistant professor. Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a PhD at the time of application and must have an outstanding publication and teaching record.

To apply, candidates must submit an online application through Jobs@UVa ( Search on posting number 0619320 and submit a "Candidate Profile" that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references.

Applicants at the assistant professor rank should have their references send letters directly to Bonnie Bragg (

Review of applications will begin September 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVA should be directed to Bonnie Bragg (

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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

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