Postdoctoral Research Associate in PCD

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Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in PCD

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Politics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-17-2018

Posting Summary:
The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy (PCD) in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for one-year Research Associate / Postdoc positions (with limited teaching), with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019. This research associate position is renewable, based on performance and continued availability of funding, for an additional academic year. 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 associate position must have achieved the status of ABD by February 10, 2018 and must be on track to complete a PhD by June 2018. All requirements for the Ph.D., including a successful defense, must be completed by June 20, 2018.

Research associates 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). Fellows at their discretion may request to teach a second course in one of the semesters.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile online through [email protected] (; search for Posting Number 0622244. 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.

Review of applications will begin on or after Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and the positions are open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process in [email protected] should be directed to Ms. Bonnie Bragg at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on 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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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