Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-17-2017

Posting Summary:
Two post-doctoral (Research Associate) positions are available at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia to be part of the Vocation and the Common Good Project. This project seeks to articulate the challenges posed by the dilemma of vocation in the late modern era by focusing attention to three key issues - the primacy of the individual, the tendency towards abstraction, and the neglect of the social context of vocation. A national panel of scholars and practitioners from across a number of vocational spheres are mapping out the specific challenges to their vocational sphere as they strive to serve the greater good. For more information about this project, please visit our website: This position, supported by the Lilly Endowment Inc., involves basic and translational research to support the work of senior scholars. We are seeking enthusiastic, focused and creative candidates to join our team.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community, which provides exceptional opportunities for collaboration among scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The Institute is heavily invested in training young scholars, and we work hard to help them develop the skills necessary for successful independent careers.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities by the start date of this position. The incumbent will have demonstrated superior writing and research skills. Some travel will be required. Candidates must have proficiency in spoken and written English.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, candidates must complete a candidate profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0620984.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Questions regarding the position and application process should be directed to Tony Lin at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new 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: 4/6/2018
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