University of Virginia — Gifted Education Assistant Professor of Education

The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking highly qualified applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in Gifted Education. The incumbent will be part of the faculty in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education with responsibilities for face-to-face and on-line teaching, the related student advising for graduate and undergraduate courses, and academic, programmatic, and administrative leadership of the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program. For more information on this innovative and highly successful program, please visit Incumbents are also expected to design and conduct rigorous research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding

A doctoral degree in Gifted Education or a related field is required by the start of the position. At least one semester of experience teaching at the university level is required, as are three years K-12 classroom teaching experience, and experience in the creation and delivery of programs for gifted students. A respect for diversity and the richness of human difference is essential. Also required are knowledge of:

  • the education of gifted students, including gifted students from historically under-represented populations,
  • the workings of residential programs for k-12 students,
  • culturally responsive pedagogy appropriate for academically diverse learners.

A record of refereed publications is preferred. The ability to use technology in innovative ways to enhance instruction and to teach online is strongly preferred, as is a record of successful collaboration with diverse groups of students and faculty.

The University of Virginia is located in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, 100 miles south of Washington DC along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is widely known for its scenic beauty and historic significance and is often ranked among the most exciting, healthiest, and favorite places to live. UVa is consistently noted as a top-tier public institution according to multiple ranking systems. The Curry School of Education’s Special Education and Elementary Teacher Education programs are ranked #7 and #11 respectively among the Best Education Schools by U.S. News.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0619635.

Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.

Applicant screening begins October 24, 2016, and the position will remain open to applicants until filled.

For questions about the position or application process, please contact Adam Pearson, HR Generalist at

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.