Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Teaching Postdoc, University of Virginia

Job Description
The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for several Lecturers and Postdoctoral Fellows in the College's core Engagements courses for a one-year appointment, renewable for two additional year's contingent upon satisfactory performance, starting the fall of 2019. Compensation will take the form of 9-month salary with full-time benefits. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and earned the Ph.D. in a liberal arts and sciences field by May 25, 2019 and no earlier than April 2015.

A pilot program by the Faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences, the New General Education Curriculum is composed of three conceptually related components: the Engagements, Literacies, and Disciplines. Postdoctoral Fellows, in consort with the College Fellows, will serve as instructors of record in the Engagements: four 2-credit courses designed to foster intellectual sensibilities that are generally deployed across all realms of inquiry. These include: Aesthetic Engagement, Empirical & Scientific Engagement, Engaging Difference, and Ethical Engagement.

Candidates will be responsible for developing one or two courses in one (or two) of the Engagement domains. For more information on the Engagements, visit: http://gened.as.virginia.edu.

In the 2019-20 academic year the postdoctoral fellows will teach three Engagement courses (2-credits each) in each semester (Fall and Spring).

In years two and three, should the contract be extended, candidates will develop and teach six engagement courses (2-credit each) per academic year.

Candidates will also be expected to pursue a vigorous research agenda grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. The candidate will be an active participant in the College Fellows - a cohort of faculty drawn from across the College and entrusted with crafting a unique and compelling first-year general education experience for A&S undergraduates. In addition, Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to participate in (and possibly lead) College Fellows sponsored events such as lectures for the University community, symposia, and seminars regarding the Liberal Arts & Sciences at UVA. Administrative duties will include participation in select general education committees that relate to the implementation of the new curriculum; these duties will be assigned by the Co-Directors for the College Fellows

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624605. Complete a Candidate Profile online and electronically attach the following:

1. A cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
2. Writing Sample #1 - A writing sample of your choice no more than 20 pages or a research statement of no more than 2 pages.
3. Writing Sample #2 - A 1-page statement regarding the role of the liberal arts in the 21st-century curriculum.
4. Other #1 - A 2-page course description and syllabus for one of the four Engagements (please clearly indicate which you have selected).

Also, please submit three letters of recommendation including one from the Chair of your Ph.D. committee. Letters should be sent to Janet Spittler and Chad Wellmon, Co-directors of the College Fellows at collegefellows-dir@virginia.edu.

We will begin reviewing applications after January 28, 2019 and posting will remain open until filled. Finalists will be invited to Charlottesville for group interviews over the course of two days in spring 2019.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVA should be directed to Richard Haverstrom at rkh6j@Virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.