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Employment/Opportunities

(Last updated December, 2019)
 
Founded in 2012, the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is an innovative interdisciplinary center at the University of Virginia dedicated to the exploration of well-being, human flourishing, and experiential learning.

 

CONTEMPLATIVE INSTRUCTOR (Staff Wage)
The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants for Contemplative Instructors. These are part-time, wage positions with the primary purpose of directly leading group classes and/or group-training workshops/seminars to meet the contemplative interests and demands of the University community (students, faculty, staff and UVA affiliates).
 
Experience and skills could include teaching one or more kinds of contemplative class or workshop formats including, but not limited to different styles of yoga, mindfulness, various forms of meditation, creative movement, T'ai Chi, etc.
 
We are seeking instructors with the ability to fully engage with students and members in vibrant activities that promote mind/body wellness including identifying the need for and modifying movements for participant safety. Ideal candidates will have the availability to teach at least 1-3 classes per week and/or 1 or more group-training workshops/seminars per semester. Instructors are expected to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service sessions.
 
Instructors are expected to establish a positive rapport and relationship with student and departmental staff, members and guests of the facility as well as promote exceptional customer service to create a positive environment for members and guests. Instructors are also expected to maintain a Standard of Excellence in professionalism and safety.
 
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 
Required Qualifications
We are seeking instructors with the ability to fully engage with students and members in vibrant activities that promote mind/body wellness.
 
Ideal candidates will have the availability to teach at least 1-3 classes per week and/or 1 or more group-training workshops/seminars per semester.
 
The ideal candidate will have experience and skills which could include teaching one or more kinds of contemplative class or workshop formats including, but not limited to, different styles of yoga, mindfulness, various forms of meditation, creative movement, T'ai Chi, etc.
 
Instructors are expected to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-service sessions.
 
Instructors are expected to establish a positive rapport and relationship with student and departmental staff, members and guests of the facility as well as promote exceptional customer service to create a positive environment for members and guests. Instructors are also expected to maintain a Standard of Excellence in professionalism and safety.
 
Demonstrated knowledge and skill as practitioner in specialized contemplative method of instruction, techniques or practice with professional training and certification in one or more forms of contemplative instruction. 
 
Ability to teach, motivate and engage class participants in training sessions
 
Ability to listen attentively and determine participants goals
 
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
 
Position Compensation: $30.00 per hour 
 
This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029. To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a current Resume, Cover Letter and the Contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number: R0011883. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. (FSAKA)
 
Questions related to the application process may be directed to Tiffany Monroe, Recruiter, at 434-924-4469 or tmm3d@virginia.edu.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: minimum 2 years of teaching
Licensure: certificate of training
 
TO APPLY, go here.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CASTL/EDLF

Curry School of Education and Human Development
The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Education, Research Faculty in the Education Leadership, Foundations and Policy (EDLF) department, with an affiliation with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). The incumbent reports to PI's on existing funded research projects in the Center focused on developing, redefining, and evaluating evidence-based tools and programs that are used directly to improve teaching and strengthen learning, contributes to Center activities, develops and maintains programmatic line of scholarly inquiry, and oversees students and staff on data collection, management, and analysis and other grant related duties. Duties also include overseeing research data collection, management and analysis, production of publishable manuscripts on research and related professional chapters, books, and other forms of dissemination about all facets of effective interventions to improve teaching and learning, and work with Center faculty and other researchers to seek new funded research projects and develop and maintain connections to community organizations to seek new funded projects.