Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
Req: R0018923

The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy (PCD) in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and lecture position. PCD’s mission is to promote scholarship and undergraduate teaching that is informed by political theory and that focuses on the American political tradition. PCD is directed by Professors James W. Ceaser and Rita Koganzon. For more information about the program, please consult our website at

Postdoctoral Research Associates will conduct their own research, participate in PCD programming, and teach one undergraduate course per semester, either "The American Political Tradition" (PLAP 2250) or "American Political Economy" (PLAP 3500). These courses require as background a concentration in political theory and/or an approach to American politics focusing on American political thought and American political development. The opportunity to teach an advanced seminar on a specialized topic may also be available.

Applicants must complete all requirements for their PhD, including a successful defense, prior to start date.

The initial appointment is for 1 year; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The position is available starting from January 2021 or August 2021.

Pay is competitive, and benefits are included.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with those arriving by December 1, 2020 receiving priority attention. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


Apply online at search for posting #R0018923 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

***Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the “resume” box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***


  • Cover letter - addressing why you are interested in this position, how your experience has prepared you and demonstrated experience working with underrepresented groups.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief statement of research interest
  • Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  • Contact information for three references.

For questions about the position, please contact Rita Koganzon, at For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
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