Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies Pre-doctoral Fellow

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-09
Req: R0019291

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose research focuses broadly on Africa and the African Diaspora, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the African subcontinent. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research is interdisciplinary in perspective. The two-year fellowship carries an annual stipend of $24,000, plus health insurance and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation prior to August 1, 2021. Please note: individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in the same year.

Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period and are expected to participate in a series of workshops throughout the academic year. They may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the fellowship period without the Director’s approval.

For additional information about eligibility, guidelines, and review criteria, please visit the Pre-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website:


Please visit UVA job board Enter requisition number R0019291 and complete the application:

*** Note: All documents MUST BE submitted/uploaded in the resume Box.***

***Note: Applications missing any required documents will not be considered.***

***To lessen the chance of encountering technical difficulties, we strongly encourage you to submit your application well in advance of the deadline. We regret that we are unable to accept any applications after that point.***


1. C.V/Resume (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_CV)

2. Cover Letter (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_COVER LETTER)

3. Project Description (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE1)

  • Project title
  • Abstract or short description of project (should not exceed 50 words)
  • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages)

4. Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages) (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE2)

5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on December 1, 2020.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Deborah E. McDowell, Professor & Chair of Carter G Woodson IAAS,

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor,

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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: 10/31/2020
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time