The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position in Communication to begin in August 2020. Open rank. Ph.D. preferred. This full-time, nine-month appointment requires teaching five courses per year. Writing cases and curriculum materials for internal and external use, and actively serving the Communication area and the Darden School are also expected. Initial appointments are normally for a three-year term, but may be renewed, pending review.
To keep pace with a rapidly changing global world, we seek an engaged colleague interested in transforming the way Communication is learned in business education. All faculty in the Communication (COM) area teach up to two sections of Leadership Communication, a required course in all Darden degree programs – Residential MBA, Executive MBA, and MS in Business Analytics. In particular then, we seek candidates who are able to work collaboratively with a faculty team to design and deliver a common syllabus, lead discussion-based and experiential courses, and model leadership communication in the classroom and the school.
COM area faculty also teach electives, which will depend on both the candidate’s expertise and students’ interests. Current elective courses include: advanced leadership communication; interpersonal communication; strategic communication; and corporate communication. Topics for new business-relevant electives may be proposed and developed. New courses may include, but are not limited to, requested topics such as: communicating to promote diversity, inclusion and belonging, especially in global contexts; mastering current and emerging communication platforms and technologies; visualizing and communicating data; communicating in impromptu and improvisational situations; or negotiating and transforming conflict. Opportunities to teach abroad in one-week Global Immersion Courses are also possible.
In addition to teaching courses in Darden degree programs, Darden faculty are expected and encouraged to engage actively with business practitioners. For example, engagement may take the form of participating in the Communication area’s Darden Leadership Communication Council, teaching in Darden’s Executive Education programs, or independent consulting. COM area faculty are also encouraged to maintain active professional ties through academic conferences and networks, and to generate and share new knowledge, especially related to teaching and learning. Opportunities for summer research and course development funding are available.
Attractive candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline. Non-tenure track faculty with a doctoral-level degree are appointed with a professorial rank – assistant, associate, and full professor. Applicants with a master’s degree, strong practitioner experience, and evidence of teaching excellence will be considered, and if hired, appointed as a lecturer. The appointment will follow the University of Virginia guidelines for peer review, renewal, and promotion opportunities, detailed in the policy for “Academic General Faculty – Teaching Track.”
Regularly ranked in the US and internationally among top schools in MBA and Executive Education, the Darden School’s culture values exceptional teachers with an on-going passion for the craft of teaching. Traditionally a case-method school with a general management approach, Darden’s pedagogical style promotes lively student discussion and experiential learning. Most teaching will take place on the historic Grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Some teaching may occur at Darden’s new building in Rosslyn, VA, just across the Potomac from Washington, DC. Currently, instruction may occur in face-to-face courses, or in blended learning formats (face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous online). The ability to produce video or Coursera-style courses is desirable. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit UVA Prospective Employees. See also 21 Reasons to Choose Darden.
Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for “Open Rank, Communication Faculty – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.” Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.
Required Application Materials:
Cover Letter – please include how you learned about this position
Contact information for at least 3 references
Evidence of teaching excellence
Evidence of curriculum materials, scholarship, or thought leadership
Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.
The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the position, please contact Lili Powell, Associate Professor and Area Head for Communication, Darden School, at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia offers benefits for legally-recognized spouses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The University assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about those services, please see Dual Career Program at UVA.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.
The Darden School of Business is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups under-represented in academia. The Darden School especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and those with significant international experience.
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.
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