Open Rank Professor of Education, General Faculty - Research, Statistics & Evaluation

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank Professor of Education, General Faculty - Research, Statistics & Evaluation; Curry School of Education & Human Development


The School of Education and Human Development, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy at the University of Virginia, invites applications for an open rank general faculty teaching position to lead the implementation and delivery of the school’s EdD online research sequence. The position will be primarily affiliated with the Research, Statistics and Evaluation (RSE) program, however the incumbent will also co-affiliate with the departments/programs in which the EdD programs of studies are housed.  The course sequence serves EdD students across two of the school’s departments and aims to instill in EdD students strong research skills (both quantitative and qualitative) that they can apply to final capstone projects, as well as implement in the diverse array of education- and  school-based professional settings where EdD students work while taking courses. The courses in the research sequence include four (4) three-credit and three (3) one-credit courses (15 total credits) which are offered throughout the year, including during the summer session. This frequency of offerings ensures that EdD students are able to progress through their doctoral programs with the research knowledge and skills needed to successfully conduct independent research for their capstone projects, and to prepare them to be strong practitioner-scholars within their organizations. The successful candidate will manage all of these courses, will teach many of them, and will supervise adjunct instructors to teach any courses that do not fit in the candidate’s teaching load. The primary responsibility of this position is to teach asynchronous online courses in the EdD research methods sequence; and secondarily, curriculum planning and ongoing online course revision; leading collaborative projects with the online learning team and instructors; training and supporting adjunct instructors; enhancing accessibility features of the online courses; informal mentoring and advising EdD students; and serving on Capstone committees. This is a 3-year initial appointment paid on a 12-month basis, with the option of future contract renewal based upon successful performance and sufficient course enrollments.


Required Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A commitment to promoting equity and opportunity for success for all students as demonstrated in the  teaching philosophy statement
  • An earned doctorate with an emphasis on educational research and application to problems of practice including a focus on program evaluation, assessment, educational decision-making, or related areas of work
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills relative to the design and application of research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) to problems of practice in educational arenas (e.g.,: Administration and Supervision; Curriculum and Instruction; and/or Higher Education)
  • Demonstrated experience developing, managing, on teaching asynchrous online courses, utilizing instructional design, and incorporating media in online course content as well as enhancing accessibility features of online courses
  • At least one year of graduate level teaching experience (ideally asynchronous online) as an independent instructor.
  • Strong understanding of U.S. PK-12 school environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Professional training and/or experience in educational contexts (ie, K12 and/or Higher Education) that are relevant to the areas of the EdD degrees (Administration and Supervision; Curriculum and Instruction; Higher Education)
  • Experience serving as a team leader
  • Experience in leading collaborative efforts with online learning teams and instructors
  • Experience informal mentoring and advising EdD students with a specific emphasis on meeting the needs of working professionals




Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should submit (merged as one document):

  • A statement of interest in the position including:  a) online teaching philosophy; b) examples highlighting the ways in which the incumbent has applied research methods to specific problems of practice; and c) examples of commitment to equity and inclusion in designing and teaching professional students in online contexts. 
  • A statement of applied research experiences and how those relate to at least one of the three EdD program areas.
  • A current curriculum vita.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Submission of up to five additional documents (e.g., prior course evaluations, syllabi, examples of teaching materials).


Please apply through Workday at, complete an application, combine/merge all materials into one PDF and submit in the resume field. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. (References will not be contacted until after in-person interviews are conducted.) 


For questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at


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