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First year design experience in Engineering: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor

University of Virginia, School of Engineering
Charlottesville, Virginia
Competitive salaries based on rank
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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The School of Engineering at the University of Virginia invites applications to join our faculty and collaborate in teaching and innovating our introductory engineering courses. We are transforming our first-year teaching and learning by combining technical and sociotechnical aspects of engineering with an embedded academic advising model into a unique year-long educational experience. We are seeking up to three dedicated members of the faculty to join in this transformation and to teach these unique courses. These are full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure-track positions at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor.

Applicants must hold an advanced degree in engineering or a closely related field of science or mathematics. Candidates should also demonstrate strong interest in using hands-on and evidence-based teaching practices and working in a collaborative instructional environment. Experience with and a strong commitment to academic advising is preferred.

To be considered for Lecturer, applicants must have at least a Master’s degree plus teaching experience. Lecturers will typically be expected to engage in service but will not be required to be engaged in scholarship. To be considered for a position as an Assistant Professor, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree by the start date. Along with teaching, faculty in professorial positions also have service responsibilities and will need to engage in either disciplinary or educational scholarship activities for promotion.

This position is a 3 year academic (9 month) appointment beginning in August, 2023 with the possibility of renewal. The salary will be commensurate with experience and will include fringe benefits. 

The University of Virginia offers an attractive level of job security and professional development opportunities for non-tenure-track faculty.

Apply online at and attach the following required documents to your application:

  • Cover Letter that includes:
    • A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
    • Experience with or commitment to working toward creating inclusive learning environments
    • Contact information for three references
  • Curriculum Vitae

For questions about the position, please contact William Guilford, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Chair of the search committee at 

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minoritized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence, expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States. More information about town, the school, faculty benefits and other topics can be found at

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Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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