Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Editor

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Editor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Dean's Office, Arts and Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-17-2016

Posting Summary:
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.
The Washington Papers project at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Editor position to begin August 25, 2016. This appointment will be at the Research Assistant Professor level; full-time, renewable three-year contract (contingent on continuing funding and satisfactory performance). non-tenure track position. The project is engaged in publishing a scholarly, annotated edition ?digital and letterpress? of the public and private papers of George and Martha Washington and selected members of the Washington and Custis families. Responsibilities of the Assistant Editor include archival research, transcription, annotation research and writing, proofreading, indexing, and related activities. The Assistant Editor also is expected to represent the project to scholars and the general public through speaking, writing and other activities. Work will primarily be focused on the Revolutionary War Series of the Papers of George Washington.
A PhD in History, American Studies or a related field combined with extensive documentary editing or related research is required. Excellent editing, research, writing, and speaking skills; a collegial spirit; and a commitment to documentary editing as a career is preferred. Strong candidates will specialize in early American history, especially military and political history, but also be comfortable with the history of women, African Americans, culture, society, and/or economics. Interest and experience in digital humanities is a bonus.
To apply, candidates must complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA (, search on posting number 0618157 and electronically attach the following: a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter of interest summarizing abilities and experience, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and complete contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVA should be directed to: Stacy Diggs-Allen,, 434-924-3569.
U.Va. will perform background checks for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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