University of Virginia — Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Society

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. Academic general faculty members provide important academic service to the University community, focusing on teaching as well as research (See Service to the department is also expected.

These positions involve teaching three courses per semester as part of the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 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: macro and micro ethics and values; social justice aspects of technology; sustainability; and cyber technologies and data, and those who have an interest in the implications of STS for engineering practice, or ethics for engineering professionals. Also preferred are candidates with a record of teaching excellence.

These positions will begin ideally with the spring semester, in January, 2023 and will involve teaching three sections of ethics or a combination of ethics and the STS 4500-4600 undergraduate thesis course. 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–AGF_R0040099  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 commitment or contributions to inclusive practices that create climates in which all stakeholders can achieve their maximum potential. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Review of completed applications will begin October 9, 2022. The positions will remain open until filled.

The university will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position 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

Senior graduate students are eligible and encouraged to consider the UVA Engineering Rising Scholars program. This program is designed to encourage early-career scholars to pursue a career in academia by supporting their postdoctoral work before beginning in a tenure-track position at the University of Virginia. Detailed information and application instructions are available at

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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.