JOE - September 2012

University of Virginia
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate or Full Professor of Public Policy
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords: public policy, economics, political science
Deadline Information: Open until filled.

JOE ID Number: 201209_397420

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The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia seeks applications for a tenured associate or full professor position in policy analysis to begin in Fall 2013. We are open to scholars who conduct policy-oriented research on a wide range of domestic or global issues. Successful candidates must have the ability to (1) teach policy analysis courses for Master of Public Policy (MPP) students, (2) teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses for public policy and leadership majors, and (3) supervise capstone projects in which MPP students carry out analyses of real-world problems and weigh the tradeoffs of policy options for live client organizations. We also have a preference for candidates who can also teach courses on cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, program evaluation, or research methods. Candidates must have a distinguished academic record appropriate for a tenured appointment. We welcome applications from scholars who have earned doctorates in public policy, economics, political science, and related fields. Prior experience teaching in a public policy school is a plus.

Built upon the strong foundation of one of the nation's top public universities, the Batten School combines rigorous training in policy analysis with a unique emphasis on the acquisition of leadership skills and an understanding of the changing context of public policy in the 21st century. The core faculty includes economists, political scientists, psychologists, and historians, enriched by professors of practice who bring real-world policymaking expertise to the classroom. The School currently offers the MPP degree, as well as an accelerated MPP program and an undergraduate major in public policy and leadership. The School also offers dual degree programs with the Darden School of Business (MPP/ MBA), the School of Law (MPP/ JD) and other UVA professional schools. Last fall, the Batten School moved into its permanent home, Garrett Hall, which underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and is located adjacent to Thomas Jefferson's historic Lawn. The School is made possible by a $100 million endowment gift from the late Frank Batten, Sr.
Application Instructions:

To apply, visit: and search on Posting Number (0610546). Complete a Candidate Profile and attach a CV and a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and indicating the names and addresses of three professional references. Review of applications by the committee will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, and seeks to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

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