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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks to fill an Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tenure-Track position with an anticipated start date in Fall 2019.

Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills. The research faculty includes psychologists, economists, and political scientists, and is enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policymaking expertise to the classroom. The School currently offers an MPP degree and an undergraduate major in public policy and leadership, as well as multiple dual degree programs with other units at U.Va. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this position, the candidates would have the potential for a joint or secondary appointment with other academic units at U.Va.

Candidates must have a PhD, or be on track to attaining the PhD, by August 1, 2019. Candidates must have the desire and ability to teach courses on leadership and public policy at the undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MPP) levels. Relevant courses in the curriculum focus on the politics of the policy processes. We invite applications from candidates who have earned their doctorate in political science with a focus on American Politics. Candidates with a focus on political institutions within American politics including but not limited to bureaucracy, legislative politics, parties, national or state/local are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates who study these topics as they relate to social policy are particularly encouraged.

To apply, visit, search on posting number 0623986, and complete a candidate profile. Include a CV, three letters of recommendation (Submitted as Other 1, 2, and 3), and a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests. Candidates may also submit an optional diversity statement that describes contributions to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service(Submitted as writing sample).

The Batten School is a dynamic cross-disciplinary school offering an attractive 2-1 teaching load and highly competitive salaries.

Review of applications will begin in September 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic Recruiter at

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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 minority 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.

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents:
CV / Resume
Cover Letter
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Other 2
Other 3

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Assistant Professor of Political Science