Tenure Track Faculty Openings

Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia, seeks candidates for tenure-track positions in Software Engineering and Chemistry, and for an Instructor in Spanish.

A member of the prestigious Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an inspiring place to teach, learn and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and 2,000 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth. On our beautiful campus nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, faculty are encouraged to engage in scholarship and service that complements their teaching and mentoring, and our environment is ideal for the task. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond.

Our student population is largely first-generation, often rural students, for whom we offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions, as evidenced recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Wise as sixth in the nation for promoting social mobility.

Software Engineering

The Math and Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Software Engineering. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and research support. Duties include creating and teaching courses in software engineering and related topics; serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly that involves undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. In addition, as the only 4-year, public program in Software Engineering in Virginia and with expressed interest in software engineering graduates in the region and the Commonwealth of Virginia, the position opens the door for collaboration with industry and economic development officials.

Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level; must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering, with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Software Engineering, and be eligible to work in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission and with relevant industry experience, particularly those who have potential to build a pipeline for internships and job placements for students.

 

Chemistry

 The Natural Science Department invites applications for two positions in its ACS-approved Chemistry program.  One position is the Van Daniel III Endowed Chair in Chemistry, a tenure appointment at the associate or full professor level, depending on the experience and accomplishments of the candidate. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a primary field of chemistry and have an exemplary history of teaching at the undergraduate level and research that involves undergraduate students. The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to leadership in the department through the recruitment, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate students, and through the mentoring of junior faculty. In addition, the applicant should be prepared to serve as an advocate for the role of chemistry in a public liberal arts curriculum. 

The second position is a tenure-track faculty position in Analytical Chemistry. The position is a full-time, 9-month commitment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and research support. Duties include creating and teaching courses in general chemistry and quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis, as well as upper-level courses in the applicant’s field of expertise; serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly that involves undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level; must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment) in Analytical Chemistry. 

For both positions, preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission and who express clear interest in overseeing undergraduate research and mentoring of students as they seek opportunities for post-graduate study in chemistry or health-related programs.

 Spanish

The Language and Literature Department invites applications for an Instructor in Spanish. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment as teaching faculty with the potential for summer teaching. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with other faculty in the Spanish division to teach lower level Spanish courses that serve the College's Liberal Arts Core requirement.  The normal teaching load for Instructors is four courses per semester. Additional duties include serving the department and college on various committees and advising students.

Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; should be proficient in both English and Spanish; should have the demonstrated ability to teach Spanish at the college-level, employing pedagogies that seek to develop communicative competence; must have a Master’s Degree in Spanish and be eligible to work in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission.

Interested applicants for any of these positions should apply online at jobs.virginia.edu and complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) contact information for three references and 6) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin in mid-February 2021, but will remain open until filled. Start date for  all  positions  will  be August 2021. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

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.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.