American Association of Political Consultants

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Tenure Track

University of Virginia
Virginia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


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 politics with a start date in Fall 2023. We invite applications from candidates who have earned their doctorate in political science, public policy, or related disciplines, with a focus on American Politics. We welcome applicants from all subfields within American politics whose work focuses on the politics affecting U.S. public policies, including but not limited to the bureaucracy, legislative politics, democratic accountability, or state and local government. Candidates who study these topics as they relate to social policy are particularly encouraged to apply.

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 politics, public policy, and 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 promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

While the primary appointment is in the Batten School, a joint/courtesy appointment could be possible in the Politics 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, including 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.

Applications must be received by September 30, 2022, to receive full consideration, after which applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

To Apply:

Apply online at Search for requisitionR0039915. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the followingRequiredmaterials:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing the candidate's interest in the Batten School, as well as research, teaching, and public engagement interests
  • Writing Sample
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement that describes active or potential contributions to diversity-related research, teaching, service, and/or public engagement
  • Three letters of recommendation; For those applicants that need to have their letters of recommendation sent confidentially, please email them to Jennett Murphy, Faculty Affairs Manager [email protected] .

  • The candidate should have a PhD, or be on track to attaining the PhD, by August 1, 2023.

    ** Note: Multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box. Incomplete applications that are missing required documents may not be given full consideration.

    For questions about the application process, please contact Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter, [email protected]

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    Job Information

    • Job ID: 67952407
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Virginia, United States
    • Company Name For Job: University of Virginia
    • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Tenure Track
    • Job Function: Education
    • Job Type: Full-Time
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