Predoctoral Research Specialist in PCD

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Predoctoral Research Specialist in PCD

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-12-2018

Posting Summary:
The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy (PCD) in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for one-year predoctoral Research Specialist positions (with limited teaching), with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018 and ending August 24, 2019. This end date may be extended, based on performance and continued availability of funding, through May 24, 2020. Pay is competitive, and benefits are available. PCD is directed by Professors James W. Ceaser and Rita Koganzon. It promotes scholarship and undergraduate teaching that is informed by political theory and that focuses on the American political tradition.

Applicants for the research specialist position must be on schedule to acquire the status of ABD by June 30, 2018 with a planned completion of PhD by May 24, 2019.

Research specialists will conduct their own research and teach one undergraduate course per semester, either "The American Political Tradition" (PLAP 2250) or "American Political Economy" (PLAP 3500). Research specialists at their discretion may request to teach a second course in one of the semesters.

Research specialists will be responsible for completing their dissertation, using the methods and techniques appropriate to their project. Research specialists will also be tasked with teaching one or both of the two courses mentioned, which will require as background a concentration in political theory and/or an approach to American politics focusing on American political thought and American political development.

To apply, please submit a staff application online through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); search for Posting Number 0622468. Please attach: a curriculum vitae, cover letter, brief statement of research interest, contact information for three (3) references, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and an unofficial copy of your graduate transcript (attach as Other 1).

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018, and the positions are open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Ms. Bonnie Bragg at bb6a@virginia.edu.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to manage interactions with staff as well as study participants is required.
Requires a background or concentration in political theory and/or an approach to American politics focusing on American political thought and American political development.

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