University of Virginia — Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

Assistant or Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Department of Engineering and Society (E&S), School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), University of Virginia. The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) in the Department of Engineering and Society ( is seeking an outstanding scholar who studies science, technology, ethics, and engineering. Applicants should be from the Science, Technology, and Society, Philosophy of Technology, Sociology of Science and Technology, History of Technology, or other humanistic/social science fields concentrating on understanding technology. Research specialties could include the design of sociotechnical systems, future studies, engineering leadership, the environment and sustainability, big data, ethics, or the social dynamics of the professions, among other topics.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, since STS teaches across the core curriculum for undergraduate engineers. Instruction in writing and other communications skills is one key concern in that coursework. The hire will play a prominent role in the programs that E&S provides to SEAS (such as the undergraduate thesis, or the policy internship) as well as building connections to other departments in the Engineering School and the University.

We welcome candidates who have recently received their doctorates (must have a degree in hand at the time of application) as well as those with more teaching or research experience. The position is tenure-track, and candidates who have reached the rank of associate professor will be considered for tenure at the start of their appointment. The salary is commensurate to experience and will commence Fall 2023.

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter outlining both research interests and their approaches to teaching in the STS curriculum at SEAS. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, a statement of demonstrated commitment or contributions to inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential and contact information of three references.

We will begin reviewing applications on 17 October 2022 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

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

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and Department Chair,

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

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