Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-14-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Politics invites applications for its Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate. The fellowship is open with respect to substantive area of research and teaching. Fellows conduct their research, teach one course per semester, participate in department and university colloquia and other events, and receive mentoring on all aspects of academic career success.

Applicants should be on track to complete their PhD degree by May 2017. A PhD degree in Political Science must be in hand by June 15, 2017. Preference will be given to individuals who are within three years of obtaining their degree and who are committed to an academic career. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

One or two fellowships will be awarded per year. The appointment is intended for two years, with re-appointment for the second year contingent upon a successful performance review. The fellowship provides a $45,000 annual stipend, medical benefits, and a travel and research support budget. Additional teaching opportunities may be available.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0620669 , and electronically attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a writing sample; (3) a statement outlining the course(s) the applicant could teach during the fellowship period; (4) a statement describing the applicant's research interests and goals; (5) three letters of reference; and (6) an optional statement describing potential contributions to diversity (no more than one page). The letters of recommendation should be emailed to Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Bonnie Bragg ( or (434) 924-3603.

For additional information contact: David Leblang, Chair, Search Committee,

The University will perform background checks on 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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