Armstrong Post-Doctoral Research Associate & Lecturer

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Armstrong Post-Doctoral Research Associate & Lecturer

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: College of Arts and Sciences

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-08-2018

Posting Summary:
UVA's College of A&S is pleased to announce a one-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate position beginning August 2018, with the possibility of reappointment for a second year, based on performance.

Advising and teaching load:
Fall Semester
Teach 2 COLA classes (details below)
Teach 1 seminar in the Liberal Arts and The World of Work (details below)
Advise COLA students and second-year students
Professional development
Spring Semester
Teach 2 seminar classes in Liberal Arts and The World of Work (~20 students each)
Continued advising of students from COLA classes
Professional development
If reappointed for a second year:
Fall Semester
Teach 1 seminar class in Liberal Arts and The World of Work (~20 students each) and 1 COLA class
Advising of students from COLA classes (first- and second-year students)
Research/Writing; Professional Development
Spring Semester
Similar to spring semester of first year, with added emphasis on research/writing.

Advising consists of regular one-on-one appointments with students from COLA classes and at least one group activity per class each semester with a small budget provided.

Training starts around August 6 and continue throughout the academic year. The successful candidates receive mentoring, advising, and administrative experience with dedicated time to developing new classes and continuing their own research and publications.

COLA courses are 1-credit, graded seminars that meet once each week for 75 minutes in the fall semester. They are capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor for lower-division advising. For more information on COLA classes, and a list of fall 2017 classes, please visit

Courses in the Liberal Arts and World of Work, taught as Liberal Arts Seminars, teach undergraduate students about the importance of a strong liberal arts education to a life of fruitful vocation, and provide them with exposure to various careers. Each course is offered in an engaged learning seminar format. Candidates may combine their disciplinary background with topics around the world of work.

All requirements for a terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA), including a successful defense for the Ph.D., must be completed no later than June 1, 2018 and no earlier than May 2015.

Because this position requires advising undergraduate students in UVA's College of A&S, this position is only open to University of Virginia graduates.
Prior experience teaching on liberal arts and business related issues preferred.
To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@ UVA (, and electronically attach the following to posting #0622590:
1. A statement of your approach to advising and teaching in an undergraduate context.
2. A current CV.
3. An unofficial transcript (attach to OTHER 1).
4. A short description for two different COLA classes (you will teach three but two of the three sections can be the same COLA class) and some of the small seminars you would teach (attach to OTHER 2).
5. One letter of support from the Chair of the department; one letter of support from your Ph.D. Committee Chair, and one other letter of recommendation - emailed directly to Adam Richard

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Rachel Most (; 924-8873).

U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree 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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