Culture and Democracy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

Working Title: Culture and Democracy Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Position Type: Faculty Wage

Department: Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-06-2017

Posting Summary:
The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Culture and Democracy Postdoctoral Fellowship for a full academic year. This fellowship is renewable for up to a total of 3 years; renewals are based on performance and availability of funding. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $40,000 for a full year plus individual health insurance and office space at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Fellows will be awarded on the basis of how well their current scholarship both reflects and advances the intellectual mission of the Culture and Democracy Colloquy at the Institute for the Advanced Studies in Culture. Candidates are highly encouraged to read the project description, which can be found at:

Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence, though all Fellows must be in residence at UVa for the duration of the award period and must not hold other forms of employment. Institute Fellows are expected to participate in all Institute sponsored events and to be an active member of the regular Friday Seminar.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowships must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship. Postdoctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2014.

Please attach a cover letter of application (250-word maximum); a curriculum vitae that include date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications; and the contact information for three references.

Applicants must submit a project abstract, including title (not to exceed 50 words) as a well as a project description, including title, not to exceed seven double-spaced pages (1,750 words). It must indicate the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the Postdoctoral Fellowship award, its relevance to the intellectual mission of the Institute, and general academic significance. The project description must include a detailed plan of research and revision as well as concrete objectives to be achieved during award period. These objectives must include a publication plan for the proposed research and writing. Project abstract and description must be attached through Jobs@UVA as Writing Sample 1.

In addition, please arrange to have two confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) sent directly to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought. They may be written by the references listed above.

Reference letters may be emailed to or sent to:
Selection Committee (PDF-CC), Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400816, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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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