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(Last updated on October 16, 2018)

The Contemplative Sciences Center has the following employment opportunities:


Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director 

Posting Date: 10-16-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624310

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring a Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director. CSC's mission is to explore diverse forms of learning and whole student education which integrate the academic and the personal via teaching, research, and engagement  A key component of this work concerns digital technology and data-enabled approaches to learning and research, with the overall goal of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in academic environments towards more varied forms of deep learning, consistent student flourishing, and diverse forms of research and publications. With this in mind, we have created and now support a powerful Drupal-based academic content management system called "Mandala." We are deploying Mandala at UVA to support learning and research initiatives, as well as new forms of publication for academic work. This supports our broad definition of contemplation which envisions wide-ranging and deep forms of reflection, and supporting practices enabling such reflection, and is the true essence of education.

The Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities Associate Director position will develop, coordinate, support, and deliver programs in academic classrooms, cocurricular contexts, and residential environments that creatively use digital technologies to facilitate such deep forms of learning and personal development for students at the University of Virginia (UVA) across all eleven of its schools. It will also support digital humanities research programs, the use of cyber physical systems to help students and others better understand themselves and their immediate environment, and the fostering of data-enabled approaches to University education and life.

Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds and performance.

A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's Degree or PhD (or other doctorate) is highly preferred. Candidates must possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, while possessing a deep understanding of higher education and digital technology. The ability to work collaboratively is a must, as is the ability to handle competing priorities and work under deadlines.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624310. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled. Questions related to the application process should be directed to Zach Harpine (zh5zt@virginia.edu). Questions concerning the nature of the position should be directed to Michael Sheehy (ms4qm@virginia.edu) and David Germano (germano@virginia.edu). 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding. 

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of digital technologies and their role in facilitating innovation in higher education classrooms and research. Experience teaching, designing curriculum, supporting faculty and/or student initiatives, and management experience.  

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of digital technologies and their role in facilitating innovation in higher education classrooms and research. Experience teaching, designing curriculum, supporting faculty and/or student initiatives, and management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of research initiatives in higher education and/or sciences, digital humanities programs, and cyber physical systems initiatives.

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs   

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

 


Development Associate for the Center for Politics and Contemplative Sciences Center

Posting Date: 10-15-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0624308

Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,000 - $47,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Office of University Advancement is currently seeking a Development Associate for the Center for Politics and Contemplative Sciences Center. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the fundraising team for each center. 

The Development Associate provides high-level administrative support to development officers and faculty leaders. 
He/she performs administrative functions including scheduling, booking travel, managing donor records, and reporting on giving and other development activity. Additionally, he/she will provide support and coordination for events and stewardship activities and will assist in special projects as needed. 

The ideal candidate will have administrative experience; fundraising experience; knowledge of office procedures and practices; the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people as well as the ability to work independently; excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with high-level donors and senior University administration; a strong customer-service orientation; have an understanding of protocol and confidentiality; the ability to prioritize complex projects and a strong attention to detail; the ability to coordinate meetings and events, prepare briefing documents, and the ability to work with complex databases. 

This is a restricted position and continuation is based on availability of funds. 

For a full position description, visit https://career.virginia.edu/about/uva-career-center-jobs

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624308. 

Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references. 

For questions about the position or application process please contact Chris Cunningham at cwc7tv@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the University's research and teaching mission.  

Required Qualifications

Ability to set priorities, manage time, and meet deadlines. 

Ability to organize information, pay attention to detail and establish and follow protocols and processes for data entry and records management that maximize efficiency while ensuring accuracy. 

Learn and apply technology to maximizing efficiency and effectiveness. 

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people as well as to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems. 

Exercise good judgment. 

Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact effectively with executive level administrators, faculty, donors, and administrative partners. 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude. 

Ability to respect confidentiality.  

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working in a complex office, supporting multiple individuals. Strong organization skills, ability to set priorities and think independently.  

Required Computer Applications

A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. 

Preferred Computer Applications

Advance Web; Slack; Google Suite.  

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Contemplative Special Initiatives Manager

Posting Date: 08-23-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0623907

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring a Contemplative Special Initiatives Project Manager. CSC's mission is to explore contemplative practices, values, ideas, and institutions historically and in contemporary times to better understand their diverse impacts, underlying mechanisms, and dynamic processes through analytical research and scholarship, as well as to help develop new applications and learning programs for their integration into varied sectors of our society. Our mandate is to pursue research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation across all schools and organizational units of the University of Virginia, and to become national and international leaders in this rapidly growing field of activity.

The Contemplative Special Initiatives Project Manager position manages projects in the Contemplative Sciences Center that are focused on learning, research, and collaborative networking pertaining to contemplative learning and student flourishing at UVA. The two initial priorities are the Student Flourishing Initiative and the Contemplative Academic Network, but the position offers support as needed for other special initiatives of CSC, such as the Compassionate Schools Project and Contemplative University portal. The Project Manager manages the first two projects in their planning and coordination in all aspects. The university-wide nature of this work means the Project Manager will develop and support work done in the humanities, sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, law, architecture, and education, while the national reach of these projects will also entail extensive interaction with people and centers across the country.

Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds and performance.

A Master's Degree or Bachelor's degree and five years experience in program management and administration is required. A PhD in a related field is preferred. Experience working in higher education, experience with educational research, or experience with contemplation are highly desirable.

Candidates must possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The ability to work effectively, independently and within a team, is a must, as is the ability to handle competing priorities and work under deadlines. Knowledge of contemplative practices and studies; knowledge of educational research methods is highly desirable.

Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required. Experience working with Slack, Jira, and Asana is highly desirable.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623907. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Zach Harpine at zh5zt@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Qualifications

Excellent communication skills

Ability to keep emotional balance in stressful situations

Ability to lead complex initiatives

Knowledge of higher education processes

Knowledge of project management techniques and methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of contemplative practices and studies

Knowledge of educational research methods.  

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs   

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Contemplative Instructor and Programming Coordinator

Posting Date: 08-22-2018

Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0623892

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring a Contemplative Instructor and Programming Coordinator. The Contemplative Science Center's mission is to explore contemplative practices, values, ideas, and institutions historically and in contemporary times to better understand their diverse impacts, underlying mechanisms, and dynamic processes through analytical research and scholarship, as well as to help develop new applications and learning programs for their integration into varied sectors of our society. Our mandate is to pursue research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation across all schools and organizational units of the University of Virginia, and to become national and international leaders in this rapidly growing field of activity. 

The Contemplative Instructor and Programming Coordinator position develops, coordinates, and delivers contemplative learning and student experiences at the University of Virginia (UVa) across all eleven of its schools under the umbrella of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). This includes managing pedagogical, research, administrative, and service aspects of contemplative learning and student experience initiatives within CSC, both on grounds across schools and in the online context with CSC's Contemplative University initiative. The university-wide nature of this work means this position develops and supports work done in the humanities, sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, law, architecture, and education. 

Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds and performance. 

A Masters Degree is required and a minimum of four years of experience in multiple areas of contemplation, as well as a strong commitment to such a definition of contemplation. In addition, prior experience in program management and administration is essential. A PhD (or other doctorate) in a related field is preferred. Experience interviewing for instructional integrity and/or training instructors; experience with digital technology in relationship to learning and contemplation; experience supporting research initiatives in higher education and/or sciences and supervisory experience is highly desirable. 

Candidates must possess knowledge of contemplative practices in practical, pedagogical, and theoretical aspects. Understanding of higher education learning, curriculum, and student life. The ability to communicate professionally in writing and orally is essential. The ability to interact with faculty, students, and program representatives in a highly professional manner, with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality is required. 

Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required. Experience working with Slack and Asana are is highly desirable. 

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on posting number 0623892. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and provide contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Zach Harpine at zh5zt@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of contemplative practices in practical, pedagogical, and theoretical aspects.

Understanding of higher education learning, curriculum, and student life.

Ability to communicate professionally in writing and orally.

Demonstrated ability to interact with faculty, students, and program representatives in a highly professional manner, with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality. 

Preferred Qualifications

Skill with online learning technology and digital technology in general.

Knowledge of learning assessment practices and research methods.

Ability to develop and manage teams.    

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs   

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


International Contemplative Leadership & Social Innovation Fellows Program Director

Posting Date: 08-22-2018
Official Jobs@UVA Vacancy Listing - Posting # 0623890

Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $70,000

Position Objective and Job Summary

The Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is hiring an International Contemplative Leadership & Social Innovation Fellows Program Director. The Contemplative Science Center's mission is to explore contemplative practices, values, ideas, and institutions historically and in contemporary times to better understand their diverse impacts, underlying mechanisms, and dynamic processes through analytical research and scholarship, as well as to help develop new applications and learning programs for their integration into varied sectors of our society. Our mandate is to pursue research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation across all schools and organizational units of the University of Virginia, and to become national and international leaders in this rapidly growing field of activity.

The International Contemplative Leadership & Social Innovation Fellows Program Director oversees a fellows program involving two interwoven cohorts, one drawn from around the world with a particular focus on the Global South, and one drawn from students at the University of Virginia. The year-long program offers immersion in an online contemplative and ethical leadership curriculum, participation in two initial and concluding face-to-face week-long training & engagement contemplative Gatherings, and coaching in support of an exemplary social innovation and justice project responding to major global challenges across poverty, violence, gender inequities, cross-cultural hostilities, health, education and the environment. The program director maintains and refines the curriculum, recruits new fellows, coaches fellows, manages other coaches, plans and manages the Gatherings, identifies and recruits people to be involved with coaching and Gatherings, monitors and assess the success of the Fellows' program to provide ongoing program evaluations and recommendations for continuing quality improvement, and in general manages all aspects of the program's planning and implementation.

Applicants should note that this position has an initial appointment is for one year. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of funds and performance.

Successful candidates will have experience teaching and running contemplative leadership or similar programs, involvement with social innovation/justice programs, and work experience at managing complex projects. They should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, and a strong orientation towards cultural diversity on a global scale.

Candidates must possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The ability to work effectively, independently and within a team, is a must, as is the ability to handle competing priorities and work under deadlines.

Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required. Experience working with Slack and Asana are is highly desirable.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623890. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.

Questions related to the application should be directed to Zach Harpine at zh5zt@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of contemplation in terms of pedagogy and practice.

Knowledge of leadership training concepts and practices

Knowledge of social innovation/justice programs

Ability to manage complex projects

Ability to work with sensitivity and understanding across different cultures, religions, nations, and ethnicities

Ability to communicate professionally in writing and orally. 

Preferred Qualifications

Strong verbal and written communication skills with an orientation towards cultural diversity on a global scale.        

Required Computer Applications

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs   

To Apply

Please go to the Jobs@UVA vacancy listing to apply for this position.   

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Student Assistant

The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is seeking self-motivated student(s) to assist with a broad range of the Center’s activities, including business operations, fundraising, communications, events management, and data processing.
 
Position Objective and Job Summary
  • This position provides broad support for the Center as needed throughout the office. Duties include:
  • Providing administrative assistance as needed: filing, preparing correspondence and mailings, scheduling, photocopying, faxing, etc.
  • Help manage and update website
  • Help promote Center activities: design & distribute flyers, send email announcements, etc.
  • Help manage social media for CSC
  • Help organize and execute Center events including events for UVA students
  • Helping process data of various types related to contemplation
  • CSC is seeking student assistant(s) for the 2018-19 school year. Expected hours per week are 8-10 and compensation will be $12/hour
Desired Attributes 
  • Interest in and desire to learn more about contemplation and its role at the University of Virginia
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to work independently and manage time well
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • (Desired but not necessary) Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
To Apply
 
Send the following via email to Juliet Trail at trail@virginia.edu.
  • Cover Letter including information about your availability (spring, summer and/or fall as well as ideal number of hours/week)
  • Resume
  • 2-3 References