New Curriculum Assistant Professor General Faculty - Teaching Track

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

New Curriculum Assistant Professor General Faculty – Teaching Track


The College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, is seeking a full-time, nine-month Assistant Professor General Faculty – Teaching Track for a non-tenure track, three-year position that is renewable subject to continued need and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be joining the College of Arts & Sciences community following the landmark approval of an innovative general education curriculum that brings faculty from across the College together to collaboratively design new courses in four thematic areas: Empirical and Scientific Engagement, Engaging Aesthetics, Engaging Difference, and Ethical Engagements. Reporting to the Co-Directors of the Engagements Program, the Assistant Professor General Faculty serves as a member of the general faculty with teaching and service obligations to the New College Curriculum (NCC). ​The position entails 60% teaching, and 40% administrative work on behalf of Postdoctoral Fellows in the College. The Assistant Professor General Faculty will teach 5 (2-credit) Engagements courses over the academic year, and will serve the following administrative functions: a. direct Engagements and Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows development, with particular focus on fostering individual research programs and facilitating research dialogues within the broader College Community; b. help facilitate College Fellows (faculty and postdoctoral fellow) hiring and training; c. informally advise on Engagements and other components of the College Curriculum ; d. other duties as determined in conjunction with the Engagement Co-Directors.


Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field in the Liberal Arts and Sciences by June 2021 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Candidates with interdisciplinary and curricular design experience are preferred.


Review of applications begins on April 11, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment begins in Fall 2021, with an anticipated start date in August.



***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***

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


Apply online at search for requisition # R0022632, (or through Workday for internal applicants) complete the application, and attach the following:  

  • Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications; discusses your experience leading and/or participating in interdisciplinary/collaborative research initiatives; and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate teaching and curricular and professional development.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes a brief description of two Engagements courses and discusses your commitment to undergraduate teaching in the liberal arts.
  • A list of three references and their contact information.


Second round candidates will be contacted directly for additional materials that may include: three letters of recommendation; two-three syllabi; and teaching evaluations; and one or two publications or writing sample/s of no more than 10,000 words. 


Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Sarah Betzer at Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.  


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