Assistant Professor of Education, Educational Technology at University of Virginia

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Job Description:

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-06
Req: R0029277

The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks an innovative scholar for the position of Assistant Professor of Education, in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in the area of Educational Technology. This this is a 9-month, salaried, tenure-eligible faculty position.

The successful candidate will have a clear trajectory of research that develops and/or uses technology to improve teaching and learning in educational settings. Such work may include, for example, researching the use of AI-based tools to augment instruction or professional learning, or developing systems to integrate computer science into elementary school settings. This list is not exhaustive, but illustrates how competitive candidates may demonstrate their commitment to innovative, technology-enhanced approaches to understand and improve educational experiences. The successful candidate is expected to design and conduct rigorous research, working with interdisciplinary faculty across the school and the University, and to be successful in seeking extramural research funding. Preference will be given to candidates who have a defined research agenda that focuses on using educational technology to provide more equitable learning opportunities in preK-6 classroom settings.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational technology both online and in person, advise graduate students, and mentor doctoral dissertations. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues, both within and outside the School of Education and Human Development, as well as with community partners.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • A doctorate in educational technology, instructional technology, learning sciences, or a related field prior to the start date of the position

  • A record of scholarship that demonstrates outstanding potential of the candidate in the field of educational technology

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Evidence of scholarship that has potential to obtain extramural funding

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience teaching at the university level

  • Experience working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students

  • Experience in advising and mentoring graduate students

  • Experience with developing collaborations among community partners, researchers, and schools

  • Experience working in teacher education and/or K-12 classroom contexts

  • Experience with online teaching

Review of applications will begin November 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment


Complete an application online and attach:

  • A current curriculum vita

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion philosophy

  • An academic writing sample

  • Contact information for three professional references

*****Please combine all required application materials in the order listed above into one document and upload in the resume / cv box ***

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for "R0029277".

For questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Michael Kennedy Associate Professor of Education at For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter at

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit and

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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, i
ncluding 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.

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