Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Education & Human Development
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-05
The UVA School of Education and Human Development is actively seeking candidates who have research interests related to the core mission of the school to enhance outcomes for all individuals and communities through the development of knowledge and methods applied in education, community, and health settings. Candidates may engage with one or more of the school’s four research centers (Center for Race and Public Education in the South, Youth-Nex Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, EdPolicyWorks, and/or Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning), or collaborative research programs of senior faculty in the areas such as autism, special education, school, and clinical psychology, early literacy, teacher preparation, physical activity, applied developmental science, education and equity, youth and social innovation, mindfulness, and health disparities/wellness. Candidates should identify in their application 2 to 3 possible senior faculty within the school to serve as disciplinary mentors with whom they would be matched during the postdoc. Finalists with a Ph.D. in the humanities or a related field will be considered also for inclusion in UVA’s recent Mellon Foundation-funded grant “Race, Place, and Equity” and included in a university-wide cohort of 30 such post-docs, spread across two cohorts.
This is a one-year appointment, expected to start in the Fall 2021 semester; however, the appointment may be renewed for a second year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
- Doctoral degree, preferably in the humanities or a related field.
- Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Interest in advancing a line of scholarship in the humanities or a related field.
- Must be able to work from home, if necessary.
- Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, engage in research, and participate in programs.
Review of applications will begin mid March, but this position will remain open until filled.
Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Associate, SEHD". Complete an application online and attach the following:
- Cover letter (specifying 2-3 SEHD senior faculty as possible mentors),
- CV/resume, a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis),
- and contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number)
Attach all into the resume submission field (multiple documents can be submitted into this one field). Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Robert Berry, Samuel Braley Gray Professor Of Mathematics Education, Associate Dean Of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.
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.