The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks an enthusiastic, action-oriented leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy. The chair is responsible for fostering a diverse, collegial and inclusive environment. Competitive candidates will currently hold tenure at the associate or full rank, or hold a tenure-ineligible position at the rank of full professor. Salary, rank and tenure status in the chair position are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Serving on the Deanâ™s leadership team, the chair provides strategic leadership, direction on academic priorities, and ensures academic program standards and quality service delivery.
The Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy provides education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students across programs in: Higher Education; Education Policy; Applied Developmental Science; Research, Statistics and Evaluation; Administration and Supervision; and Social Foundations. The Department and its 48 faculty focus on quality research and the application of research and theory to practice. Areas of special interest include: teacher effectiveness and labor markets; education and child development; early education and child care; education and civil rights; leadership preparation in k-12 and higher education; student affairs; application of rigorous analytic methods and evaluation designs; and educational equity, among others.
Internal Number: R0003498
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.
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