Talbott Visiting Professorship

Nominations for 2019-20 Academic Year are Open

The University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Frank Talbott, Jr. Visiting Professorship. Scholars in the disciplines of economics, political science, or psychology with significant national and international reputation in their field are encouraged to apply. This paid visiting professorship will run during the 2019-20 academic year and will provide an opportunity for collaboration with Batten faculty, students and staff. The position does not include any teaching requirement, but interaction with Batten and UVA students is encouraged.

The Batten School was established in 2007 to author a new model of policy education. Of the 250-plus schools of public policy and administration in the United States, the Batten School has the distinction of being the only one explicitly committed to teaching leadership—how it works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. The school is home to seven faculty-led research centers on education policy, health policy, global policy, social entrepreneurship, national security policy, effective lawmaking, and leadership simulation and gaming. The faculty includes economists, political scientists and social psychologists, and their research interests include education policy, health policy, environmental issues, development economics, leadership, and issues of diversity and inclusion. 

Qualified candidates must have a terminal degree in their field and an exceptional record of scholarship and teaching. Appointment as a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or professor at another institution of higher education is also required.

For questions about this position, please contact Rebecca Beirne.

Application Process

To apply, please email Rebecca Beirne with a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. This term-limited visiting appointment is open until filled.

The Batten School and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment. The Batten School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.