Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 10, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Institute for Afro-American and African Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-09-2017

Posting Summary:
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose work focuses on African America, Africa and/or the African Diaspora for a post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 15, 2018.This is an initial one-year appointment, renewable for a second year. The fellowship is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence.The fellowship carries the title of Research Associate and pays an annual salary of $47,500, and full-time benefits. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2018.Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2013.Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period, and must agree to teach one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program to be offered in the Fall or Spring semester.Fellows are expected to participate in a series of workshops and make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community.Fellows may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the Woodson fellowship period without the approval of the Director.To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, ( and search on posting 0621829. Attach:a letter of application (250-word max.) stating interest in the program; a curriculum vitae including:personal contact information, date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications and, the names of three referees. Please save and submit samples using your last name, document name, and year. ("LASTNAME_APP LETTER_2017")
Applicants must submit a project title and an abstract which should not exceed 50 words, as well as a project description which should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages (1,750 words). The project description must include: 1) the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the fellowship award, as well as the significance of this work; 2) a detailed plan of research and revision; and 3) an outline of the concrete objectives to be achieved during the award period. These objectives must include a statement of publication plans for the proposed research and writing. Project descriptions must be attached through Jobs@ UVA under "Writing Sample 1." Project descriptions exceeding seven double-spaced pages will not be passed on to the committee.
Please submit a working bibliography not to exceed four double-spaced pages. The bibliography must list those scholarly works that the applicant considers most important to the intellectual development of the project.The working bibliography must be attached in Jobs@UVA under "Writing Sample 2".Three confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) must be sent directly to the Woodson Institute by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.

Fellowship Selection Committee
The Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400162, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on December 1, 2017.Questions regarding applying for this position should be directed to:Deborah McDowell , or Shelley Thomas, The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.Women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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