Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Editor

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Editor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Papers of James Madison

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-26-2016

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 so 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 Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia invites applicants for the position of a faculty editor, at the level of assistant or associate editor. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research in the area of diplomatic and political history of the early American republic (ca. 1783-ca. 1830). 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 appointment begins sometime between March 1 and June 1, 2017. Applicants must either hold a doctoral degree in the history of the early American republic, or be on track to receive Ph.D., and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
Preference will be given to applicants who have had previous experience working on a documentary editing project, possess the computer skills essential to documentary editing and who can read French and Spanish. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.
To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0619720, and electronically submit a cover letter describing their expertise in the field of the early American republic, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Stacy Diggs-Allen (; phone 434-924-3569).

The university will perform background checks on new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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

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