Research Scientist

Job description

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Religious Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-26-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites candidates to apply for a Research Scientist position. This position conducts research and supports academic and programmatic events related to the study of American religions, including digital initiatives concerning historical and current American religious traditions in their political and cultural contexts. It may also involve teaching academic courses on the same range of subjects. In addition, duties will include administrative tasks in support of research activities and the Forum on Democracy and Religion. The position will coordinate public events and academic meetings and provide communications and budgetary support.

This job is ideal for someone who thrives in a higher education environment, has an interest in the study of American religion, especially Mormonism, possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong academic, organizational, and administrative abilities.

The candidate must work with great attention to detail, show initiative, and demonstrate flexibility to respond to varying demands. The candidate must have the ability to be innovative and creative in responding to external demands. Proficiency in promotional publishing software, electronic communications, and records management is required, as is proficiency in Word and Excel; social media expertise strongly preferred.

This position is an initial one-year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

A Ph.D. or Master's degree with experience in Religious Studies or related area is required at the time of application.

To apply, candidates must complete a Candidate Profile through [email protected] ( and electronically attached the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references. Search on posting number 0622915.

The review of applications will begin on April 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Kathleen Flake at [email protected]

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to Mick Watson at [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making an 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: 5/26/2018
Application Due: 7/25/2018
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