Leadership, Organization Behavior, Public and Non-Profit
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks a distinguished scholar to fill an endowed chair position in leadership at the rank of Tenured Full Professor with a target start date of Fall 2021.
The Batten Family Bicentennial Distinguished Leadership Professorship was established to enable the Batten School to raise its national and global profile among the top rank of leadership and public policy institutions. The successful candidate will embody the ideals and vision of Frank Batten, Sr. whose commitment to leadership and public service is reflected in the core values and vision of the School: to develop leaders prepared to lead in a diverse and divided world and to generate new knowledge to solve the world's pressing policy challenges.
The Batten Family Bicentennial Distinguished Leadership Professor will: lead a nationally and internationally recognized research program; mentor faculty and students; teach courses on leadership and public policy at the undergraduate and graduate levels; build relationships within Batten and across UVA; and engage with the community at the national, state, or local level. The Batten Family Professor will join as the School moves forward on a sustained path of growth, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Batten Family Professor will help co-create a future for the Batten School and be enthusiastic about building the Batten School through collaborative style as one of the best in the world.
The successful candidate will have a sustained career of scholarly productivity with research of high quality and impact, defined broadly. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at Batten and the University of Virginia.
We invite applications from candidates who have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline. Whatever the area of specialization, the candidate’s research program should demonstrate implications for leadership and/or public policy, broadly construed. We are open to scholars who have basic or translational research interests in a wide range of substantive areas, including but not limited to: negotiation and conflict resolution, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, prejudice and discrimination, stereotyping, judgment and decision making, self and social identity, and group behavior. Policy implications might relate to issues such as American institutions, criminal justice, development, education, environment, health, inequality and poverty, national security, politics and voting, science and technology, and social entrepreneurship. Preference will be given to candidates who aim to conduct research that makes both theoretical and practical contributions in their area of interest.
While the primary appointment is in the Batten School, a joint/courtesy appointment could be possible in one of the other schools of the university depending on the candidate’s qualifications.
Cover letter describing research and teaching interests
Diversity statement that describes active or potential contributions to diversity-related research, teaching, and/or service
Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for those that are short listed).
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and the position is open until filled. For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic Recruiter at email@example.com.
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The University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy was founded with a 100 million-dollar gift from the late Frank Batten Sr. and a charge to prepare enlightened and ethical leaders. The Batten School opened its doors in 2007 to a small cohort of graduate students. Today the school offers a Masters of Public Policy alongside its Bachelor of Arts program, several dual-degree offerings, and an emerging executive education program.
The Frank Batten School combines the scholarly excellence of an elite research university with the pedagogical and external engagement focus of a top professional school. Batten's talented, multidisciplinary faculty represent some of the sharpest minds at work in leadership, social psychology, economics, political science, public administration, and public policy. The school is home to faculty-led research and engagement centers on education policy, global policy, social entrepreneurship, national security policy, effective lawmaking, and leadership. Batten differentiates itself as a model for policy schools around the nation with its emphasis on inspiring change through a unique interdisciplinary combination of leadership and policy analysis. Now in its thirteenth year, it's clear that the model is working: Batten's growing alumni base includes change-makers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, entrepreneurs, Fulbright scholars, and future elected officials.
The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 to advance human knowledge, educate leaders and cultivate an informed citizenry. Over the past three decades, U.S. News & World Report has continually ranked UVA among the top three public universities. The University of Virginia consistently ranks among the top 30 of the nation's public and private universities combined. We are a thriving and diverse global community of nearly 54,000 students, faculty and staff. University students hail from virtually every state in the nation, and 111 countries, and our 220,000 alumni around the world actively support our mission to serve the greater good.
The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per University policy
The University of Virginia, including 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.T