Open Rank Arts and Sciences General Faculty, Politics

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-16
Req: R0006156

The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Politics invites applicants for a one-year Open Rank Academic General Faculty Member (Tenure-Ineligible) appointment.  The appointment begins with the fall term of 2019, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2019.  Candidates will be expected to teach courses in our graduate quantitative methodology sequence.  The teaching schedule for the Fall 2019 semester would be one seminar in Maximum Likelihood Estimation and our math camp for first-year students. The teaching schedule for the Spring 2020 semester would be one seminar in Linear Models and one advanced elective of the selected candidate’s choosing.  Teaching responsibilities would also include a non-credit course each semester consisting of regular consultation with graduate students on the quantitative component of course papers, qualifying papers for the minor in methodology, and MA and Ph.D. theses. The candidate would have the opportunity to participate in the College’s Quantitative Collaborative and its new Data Sciences Institute. 

Applicants must have all requirements for their Ph.D completed in a relevant field by August 25, 2019.   In addition, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and evidence of an explicit commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups. The salary for entry-level candidates with limited experience is $53,000 plus benefits.  Candidates for higher ranks will be given a salary commensurate with experience.

Applicant review begins June 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0006156".   Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, (Requisition number R0006156) complete the application and see below for documents to attach.  Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Brief (1-2 page statement) addressing the following:
    • Your philosophy and experience in teaching and mentoring
    • How you have worked to contribute to equity and inclusion in your research, teaching and/or service.
    • How your experience contributes to the department’s core values of ethics, teaching, and collaboration. 
    • Contact information for 3 references

***Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, [email protected].

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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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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 6/26/2019
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