Open Rank, General Faculty

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

Working Title: Open Rank, General Faculty

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-15-2017

Posting Summary:
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications to fill one or more fulltime, open rank, non-tenure-accruing faculty positions to begin in the fall of 2018. Candidates must have an established record of superior teaching and a demonstrated interest in pedagogy. Faculty in these positions participate in peer observation, provision of resources and training for faculty, curricular development, and innovation beyond the traditional classroom setting. We are especially interested in candidates who have an interest in, or demonstrated capacity for mentoring broadly diverse students and colleagues.

We welcome applications from scholars who have earned doctorates in public policy, public administration, political science, economics, quantitative social sciences, management and organizational behavior, psychology, international relations, or related fields. Candidates should be prepared to teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We prefer candidates prepared to teach several of the following courses: Introduction to Policy Analysis, Applied Policy Project, Politics of Public Policy, Leadership in the Public Arena, Research Methods and Data Analysis, Economics for Public Policy, and Social Psychology for Leadership.

These are fixed-term, multiple-year positions with the possibility of renewal. Specific terms are dependent on qualifications, experience, and rank. Salaries, benefits, and support for research and pedagogic innovation are highly competitive.

Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The governing faculty includes economists, political scientists, and psychologists, and our mission is enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policymaking expertise to the classroom. The School offers the two-year MPP degree, as well as an accelerated MPP program and a selective undergraduate major in public policy and leadership. The School also offers dual degree programs with the Curry School of Education (MPP/ PhD), School of Medicine (MPP/ MPH), Darden School of Business (MPP/ MBA), School of Law (MPP/ JD), and the School of Architecture (MPP/ MUEP). The School has grown rapidly over the past 10 years, and currently has an endowment of over $135 million. Teaching quality is a priority for the School, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with the university's Center for Teaching Excellence.

To apply, complete a Candidate Profile on-line at by searching on Posting Number 0622137. Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, a reflective teaching statement, summary of student evaluations (submit to Other 1), and contact information of three professional references. Applications received prior to December 1, 2017 will receive priority. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact William L. Ashby via email at with questions regarding the application process.

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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