Open Rank Professor of Leadership, General Faculty

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-31
Req: R0023233

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications for an Open Rank, General faculty position for AY 2021-2022. Candidates must have an established record of superior teaching in behavioral science leadership related domain, and a demonstrated interest in pedagogy.

We welcome applications from scholars who have earned doctorates in psychology, management, organizational behavior, or related field. We prefer candidates prepared to teach “Introduction to Civic Leadership” and “Foundations of Behavioral Science,” two foundational courses in our core Bachelor of Arts curriculum. The content of both courses has been defined by our curriculum committee. The courses emphasize social psychology, decision science, behavioral ethics, and other scientifically-grounded approaches to leadership.

This .75 fte position will have a teaching load of four 3.0 semester courses per year (two sections of Introduction to Civic Leadership, and two sections of Foundations of Behavioral Science).

This is a 9-month one year position.

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and years of experience.

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 psychologists, political scientists, and economists 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 School of Education and Human Development (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 $140 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.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for "R0023233". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.
PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, and search for "R0023233"

ALL requested documents MUST be uploaded in the resume/cv box.

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • A reflective teaching statement
  • A Diversity statement (i.e. past, current, and future/planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion as it pertains to teaching)
  • Summary of student evaluations

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

Applications received prior to April 20, 2021 will receive priority. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O’Coin at

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time