Chair, Department of Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy
Chair, Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy
The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks an enthusiastic, action-oriented leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy. The chair is responsible for fostering a diverse, collegial and inclusive environment. Competitive candidates will currently hold tenure at the associate or full rank, or hold a tenure-ineligible position at the rank of full professor. Salary, rank and tenure status in the chair position are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Serving on the Dean's leadership team, the chair provides strategic leadership, direction on academic priorities, and ensures academic program standards and quality service delivery.
The Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy provides education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students across programs in: Higher Education; Education Policy; Applied Developmental Science; Research, Statistics and Evaluation; Administration and Supervision; and Social Foundations. The Department and its 48 faculty focus on quality research and the application of research and theory to practice. Areas of special interest include: teacher effectiveness and labor markets; education and child development; early education and child care; education and civil rights; leadership preparation in k-12 and higher education; student affairs; application of rigorous analytic methods and evaluation designs; and educational equity, among others.
The successful candidate will join a community with a history of multidisciplinary scholarly activity and a commitment to diversity and advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups.
For more information about the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy and the Curry School of Education and Human Development visit: https://curry.virginia.edu/.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in education, psychology, policy, or a field closely related to one of the department's program areas. A demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity and a commitment to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups is essential. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage operational and budgetary processes are required. Previous administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair is strongly preferred. Experience collaborating with community partners and an interest in leveraging local and regional partnerships is preferred. A distinguished academic record commensurate with appointment on either the non-tenure track at the rank of professor or as a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or full professor is required. Preference will be given to highly qualified applicants who qualify for a tenured appointment.
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'EDLF Department Chair'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, two publications, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board Workday, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, two publications, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
This position is open until filled, applicant screening will begin March 20th.
Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals.
For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.
UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.
To learn more please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.
For questions about the position please contact the search committee chairperson, Dr. Scott Gest at [email protected].
For questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at [email protected].
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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