DeOlazarra Fellow and Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: DeOlazarra Fellow and Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-20-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's program in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law (PPL) invites applications for one, possibly two, full-time DeOlazarra Fellows for the academic year beginning August 2017, with the possibility to renew for a second academic year. Renewals are subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Compensation will take the form of salary and benefits. Applicants must specialize in contemporary political theory/philosophy, particularly as it applies to the evaluation of important issues in public policy. A background in jurisprudence or legal theory is also desirable. PPL is a selective interdisciplinary undergraduate major in which fourth year students develop substantial research projects in the context of a capstone seminar. The fellow will preside over this seminar during the spring semester as well as teach one fall semester course in his or her area of interest. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field by May 2017 and must hold a PhD by June 15, 2017. Candidates must combine strong research potential with commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA (, and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, statement of teaching, unofficial transcript and writing sample. Search on posting 0620670.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 20, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to:
PPL Fellow Search Committee c/o Colin Bird
Department of Politics
P.O. Box 400787
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4787

Questions regarding the position should be directed to:
Dr. Colin Bird

Questions regarding the application process or Jobs@UVA
should be directed to:
Bonnie Bragg

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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