Assistant Professor of Mathematics, General Faculty

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for two positions of Assistant Professor, General Faculty. This teaching non-tenure track position has three-year renewable contracts with successful reviews based primarily on teaching and service. There is also an opportunity for promotion to Associate and Full Professor. We seek candidates dedicated to the department’s mission by providing UVa students with high-quality education in mathematics. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2024, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2024.

We actively encourage applications of racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, individuals who identify with LGBTQ communities, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

The Assistant Professor, General Faculty will teach in the Mathematics Department and help direct lower division courses. Responsibilities include providing leadership through a) coordination of multi-section courses, b) helping to create and sustain innovative pedagogy and curriculum, c) supporting the expansion of current efforts to equip and mentor graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), and d) supporting expansion of current efforts to close achievement gaps for underserved students. 

 The Department of Mathematics' General Faculty group is a dynamic collaborative team that works together to implement evidence-based, inclusive teaching practices in order to improve student outcomes and remove barriers to student learning, belonging, and success.

We seek candidates eager to work in this team environment that are invested in and passionate about student-centered teaching. We particularly seek applicants with experience in modern pedagogy emphasizing active learning that helps all students from a variety of backgrounds learn. Professional activity that enhances teaching is strongly encouraged. 



Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a closely related field by May 2024 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants must also have at least 2 years of independent teaching experience in mathematics at the time of appointment, inclusive of teaching done as a graduate student.

Application Instructions

Application Process: To apply to this position please follow and as well as by submitting: 

  1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in this teaching-focused position and relevant work in any of the following: implementing innovative pedagogy and curriculum, mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and/or supporting learning for students from diverse backgrounds

  2. An AMS Standard Cover Sheet. 

  3. A curriculum vitae.

  4. Three letters of recommendation (may be submitted via

  5. A statement of teaching philosophy, including examples of experiences related to the responsibilities described in this ad. For example, it would be appreciated if you could include examples of experiences working in a collaborative setting, in creating (or supporting) innovative pedagogy and curriculum, in mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and in how your skills and experiences could advance the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be leaders in a diverse and globally connected world.

Review of applications will begin November 30th, 2023 and the position will open until filled.  Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).


 For additional information about the position contact Sara Maloni at or Jim Rolf at


A competitive salary and benefits package is offered at the University of Virginia. For information on the benefits available to members of the academic faculty at UVA, visit


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

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As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


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Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


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The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

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Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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