Lecturer, Acting Dir of Political Philosophy, Policy, & Law

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Job description

Posting Number: 0622284
Location: Charlottesville
Department: Department of Politics

The Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (PPL) seeks an interim Director to assist with the day-to-day running of the program while the current Director is on leave during the Spring semester 2018. The interim Director will work under the broad supervision of the current Director. Responsibilities of the position include: overseeing the completion of around 25 4th-year PPL theses, in co-ordination with their capstone instructors and advisors; assisting students with their research and any academic problems; receiving and processing applications for the class of 2020; setting up and running a search for a post-doctoral fellow to start next Fall; planning and preparing the May 2018 PPL graduation ceremony. Compensation is $5000.

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a related field.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search for Posting Number 0622284. Please attach: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references.

Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2017, and the position is open until filled.

Questions about the position should be directed to Colin Bird (colinbird@virginia.edu).

U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. He wished the publicly-supported school to have a national character and stature. Jefferson envisioned a new kind of university, one dedicated to educating leaders in practical affairs and public service rather than for professions in the classroom and pulpit exclusively. It was the first nonsectarian university in the United States and the first to use the elective course system.