Open Rank Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development

The Administration & Supervision (A&S) Program in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for an Open Rank Professor of Education. This is a 9-month salaried tenure-track/tenured position in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy (EDLF).  

We seek an experienced researcher in the area of Educational Leadership with a strong record of publication and sponsored research in related areas, such as principal preparation or educational policy. At the assistant level the candidate should show the beginning trajectory for such a record. This individual is expected to seek out and engage in collaborative, externally funded research and disseminate findings to academic and practitioner audiences. The Curry School of Education and Human Development offers a rich intellectual and collaborative environment for researching the preparation, development, practice, and impact of educational leaders. Opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and research are available through the K-12 Advisory Council, a 106-district outreach initiative sponsored by Curry; the iLEAD partnership with a K-12 school district (an improvement science initiative with the Carnegie Foundation); and preparation partnerships with Virginia school divisions. Several well established research centers at Curry offer additional collaboration and research opportunities in educational policy, the quality of teaching and learning, and adolescent development and well-being  (EdPolicyWorks, CASTL, and Youth-Nex, respectively). The Darden-Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education offers sustained professional learning for district-level leaders to implement systemic change. The School and University offer excellent infrastructure for research administration and federal and foundation grant preparation, and opportunities for formal involvement in leadership-related initiatives across the University, such as at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Darden School of Business.

Duties include: 

  • Online and face-to-face teaching in the A&S Masters and Ed.D. programs, and advising students in those programs; summer teaching is available and encouraged in our year-round degree programs. 
  • Initiating or becoming involved in existing sponsored research, and through this the research mentoring of Ph.D. students.
  • Faculty are also expected to contribute service to the program, department, and school, as well as to the field. 

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in educational leadership, or a closely related field
  • An explicit and demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and/or service that contributes to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups
  • Assistant level: Evidence of scholarship that has potential to lead to extramural funding
  • Associate or Full level: Significant record of scholarly productivity and a proven record of obtaining extramural funding and national standing in their disciplines or professions
  • Record of effective teaching  

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Experience in K-12 school systems as an educational leader
  • Experience teaching in online environments

Physical demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities.  Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit  UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit

To Apply:

For applicants internal to the University of Virginia, please go to your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “Open Rank Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development”. For applicants external to UVA, please go to the UVA job board Workday and search for “Open Rank Professor of Education, Curry School of Education and Human Development”. Complete the application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, two publications, and contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, telephone number, address). (References will not be contacted until after in-person interviews are conducted.)

Review of applicants will begin after November 10, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position please contact the search committee chairperson, Sara Dexter, Ed.D., at For questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.