The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in public policy and economics with interests in applied microeconomics starting in Fall 2024. We invite applications from candidates who have earned their doctorate in economics, public policy (economics track), or a closely related field. We are interested in candidates with research relevant to the leading domestic (U.S.) policy challenges, including the social safety net (social insurance and social protection programs), inequality, discrimination, crime/criminal justice, media and democracy, and immigration. Fields of interest include but are not limited to: education, environmental, health, labor, and public economics. We welcome applications from candidates who expect to earn their PhD by August 2024, as well as from advanced assistant professors.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to produce highly influential scholarship. The successful candidate must have the desire and ability to effectively teach courses on economics, research methods, public policy, and/or leadership at the undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MPP) levels, and a desire and ability to contribute to the Batten mission through service and public outreach and engagement. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing the mission of the University of Virginia.
While the primary appointment is in the Batten School, a joint/courtesy appointment could be possible in the Economics department depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. The Batten School is a dynamic cross-disciplinary school offering highly competitive teaching loads, salaries, and research support. The Batten School is committed to faculty growth, undertaking multiple searches this year.
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 Batten School currently offers an MPP degree and an undergraduate major and minor in public policy and leadership, as well as multiple dual degree programs with other UVA units.
The University’s Mission Statement affirms its enduring commitment to a vibrant and unique residential learning environment marked by the free and collegial exchange of ideas; unwavering support of a collaborative, diverse community bound together by distinctive foundational values of honor, integrity, trust, and respect; and universal dedication to excellence and affordable access.
The candidate should have a PhD, or be on track to attaining the PhD, by August 1, 2024. Applications must be received by November 15th, 2023, to receive full consideration, after which applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Please apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/128395
Applicants must complete the online application and submit the following required materials:
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.
* As part of your application, please describe in a separate statement your potential contributions to any aspect of the UVA mission:
Please focus upon your work skills and experience. In doing so, you may choose to refer to your personal perspective, but the focus of our consideration is on your potential contributions through skills and experience, rather than personal opinions or beliefs.
For questions about the application process, please contact Jennett Murphy, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs [email protected].
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