Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow
Working Title: Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Posting Date: 01-22-2018
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 2018. 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, 2018 and no earlier than May 2015.
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. Postdoctoral Fellows, in consort with the College Fellows, will serve as instructors 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 or two courses in one (or two) of the Engagement domains. For more information on the Engagements, visit: http://gened.as.virginia.edu.
In the 2018-19 academic year the postdoctoral fellows will teach two Engagement courses (2-credits each) in each semester (Fall and Spring).
In years two and three candidates will develop and teach six engagement courses (2-credits 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 Co-Directors for the College Fellows.
To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); Posting 0622477. We will begin reviewing applications after February 12, 2018 and posting will remain open until filled.
1. A cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references;
2. Writing Sample #1 - A writing sample of your choice no more than 20 pages or a research statement of no more than 2 pages;
3. Writing Sample #2 - A 1-page statement regarding the role of the liberal arts in the 21st-century curriculum;
4. Other #1 - A 2-page course description and syllabus for one of the four Engagements (please clearly indicate which you have selected);
5. Three letters of recommendation including one from the Chair of your Ph.D. committee. Letters should be sent to Sarah Betzer and Chad Wellmon, Co-directors of the College Fellows at email@example.com.
Finalists will be invited to Charlottesville for group interviews over the course of two days in spring 2018.
UVA 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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