Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Miller Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-09-2018

Posting Summary:
The Miller Center at the University of Virginia seeks to hire an ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, General Faculty. The position is a 12-month position and is focused on integrating professional experience with the academic mission of the Miller Center and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as on providing service to the University. The faculty member will split her/his time between 1) work and teaching in the Security and Justice track of the College's interdisciplinary Global Studies program and 2) the development and implementation of a new teaching/research program on democratic statecraft that is being developed by the Miller Center with the College and other units of the University. The faculty member will report through the director of the statecraft program to the Miller Center Director and CEO, with an indirect reporting line to the Director of the Global Studies program.

This appointment is based on the availability of funding. The position is tenure-ineligible and is subject to the terms and conditions found in the University's policy on the employment of Academic General Faculty Members . The initial term is one-to-three years, and renewal is possible, based on performance, funding, and need. The preferred start date is on or before August 25, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is open until filled.


- High-level experience in international policymaking in the U.S. government (deputy assistant secretary-equivalent or above), required
- Minimum of Master's degree in policy studies, history, political science, or a closely-related field, required; Doctoral degree, preferred
- Record of published academic scholarship analyzing security policy topics, required
- Ability to be in residence at the Miller Center for the term of the appointment, preferred
- Significant field experience in a foreign country, preferred
- Experience working in more than one agency of the U.S. government, preferred
- Experience working with university faculty and/or within a university environment, preferred

Organizational Background

Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The Miller Center is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a manner that encourages civil debate and engagement.

The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is one of the top public universities in the nation. It is located in Charlottesville, 120 miles from Washington, D.C. The University's Rotunda and "academical village" are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic homes of three presidents are nearby: Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier and James Monroe's Highland. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is frequently cited as one of the best places to live and work in the United States.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit, complete a candidate profile and attach a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and writing samples (book chapter, article, op-ed, etc.).

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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