Faculty Openings 2021-22

Employer
University of Virginia?s College at Wise
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 23, 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 Education, Psychology, and Software Engineering.

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, Software Engineering, or related degree, with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Software Engineering, and be eligible to work in the United States. Masters degree in Software Engineering a plus. 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.

Education

The Education Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Education. The position is a full-time, 9-month appointment at the assistant professor level and with the potential for summer teaching and teaching the Center for Teaching Excellence, a division of UVA Wise that serves teachers seeking licensure throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Duties include teaching courses in education and related topics; serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity, particularly involving undergraduates; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed.

Teaching responsibilities and general expectations will include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Technology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Organization and Instructional Procedures for PK6
  • Professional Education Courses
  • Supervision of Students in Field Placements
  • Student Teaching Internship Seminar
  • Strong working relationship with peers and community stakeholders
  • Data collection and reporting with college and program accreditation requirements
  • Priority will be given to candidates with experience in Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) accreditation and program approval processes.

 

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. or Ed.D. in Education or an Education Related Field (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the doctoral degree completed by the date of appointment).  Successful teaching history and administrative experience in PK-12 public school settings are strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission and have relevant instructional experience

Psychology

The Social Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its Psychology program, with preference given to expertise in cognitive psychology or related fields. 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 introduction to psychology, cognitive psychology, and behavioral and learning psychology, 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. in Psychology (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment), with a preference for a specialization in cognitive or related fields. 

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 psychology or related programs.

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 May 15, 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.

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