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University of Virginia Assistant Professor of Sociology, General Faculty in Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Sociology Department invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track assistant professor, expected to begin August 25, 2021. The initial one-year appointment may be renewable for an additional year contingent upon funding, satisfactory performance, and departmental teaching needs. Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, gender and/or sexuality, inequality, and family. The core responsibilities of this position include teaching six courses per year, three each during the spring and fall terms. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in sociology at the time of the appointment.

Review of applications begins on July 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


*Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the resume box.*

Apply online at search for requisition #R0025369, (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. A statement of teaching philosophy

  4. Sample syllabi

  5. Three letters of recommendation that the candidate must request be sent to .

*Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.*

Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Jennifer Bair at . Questions about the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at .

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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The University of Virginia, i ncluding 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.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

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At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

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