University of Virginia, Department of Engineering & Society — Assistant Professor in Science, Technology and Society, Non-Tenure Track

The Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for non-tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Science, Technology and Society to teach STS courses. Please forward this posting information to anyone you think might be interested in applying.

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professors
The Department of Engineering and Society (E&S) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for non-tenure track Assistant Professor positions.

These positions involve teaching three courses per semester as part of the Science, Technology, and Society Program. The primary responsibility of the STS Program is to teach STS, ethics, and communication to undergraduate engineering students. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in STS or a closely related field. Candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas will be preferred: ethics, value and social justice aspects of technology; sustainability; and cyber technologies and data. Those who have an interest in the implications of STS for engineering practice will also be preferred as will candidates with a record of teaching excellence.

These positions will be for one year beginning in August, 2022. The salary will be commensurate with experience and will include fringe benefits.

UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating collaborative and diverse environments necessary to solve the next generation of research challenges.

Apply online at and attach the following required documents to your application:

  • Cover Letter with contact information for three references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of demonstrated past experience or promise in working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
Review of completed applications will begin December 8, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The university will perform background checks on all new hires prior to position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Deborah Johnson, Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard K. Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minoritized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence, expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States. More information about town, the school, faculty benefits and other topics can be found at .

COVID Vaccination Requirement
The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

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.