Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Race, Place and Equity in Commerce

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Charlottesville, VA

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: Charlottesville, VA


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-14
Req: R0028730

The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia invites applications for two full-time, Research Associate positions beginning January 2022 or August 2022. The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) roles are made possible by a university wide Mellon Foundation Grant on Race, Place, and Equity to advance research, creative practice and teaching related to race, place and equity. Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant field by the start date of the appointment and demonstrate potential for strong research in areas related to race, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a business-related discipline.

The University of Virginia is one of the highest ranked public universities in the United States, and the McIntire School of Commerce (www.commerce.virginia.edu) awards a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and Master of Science degrees in the Management of Information Technology, Business Analytics, Commerce, Accounting, and Global Commerce. McIntire is recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate business education and scholarship. The McIntire School of Commerce is routinely ranked in the top ten across several annual rankings of undergraduate and graduate business programs. The McIntire School is dedicated to educating and inspiring students to become visionary leaders who shape global business with integrity, purpose, intercultural fluency and a fundamental understanding of how commerce can contribute to the common good.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Support

McIntire School of Commerce is committed to providing PRAs with support for research, teaching, and professional development. Each PRA will be matched with a faculty mentor who will work directly with the PRA. Faculty mentors will also assist PRAs in making connections with others in the UVA community to facilitate community engagement and additional research collaborations.

PRAs funded under this program will be appointed for one year with an expectation of renewal for two years, contingent upon a successful annual review. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide a research fund allocation for each PRA.

Requirements

Applicants must have a terminal (PhD) degree before starting the research associate role. The School specifically seeks applicants with a relevant scholarly or creative focus in race, diversity, equity and/or inclusion with applications in a business context. Areas of research may span one or more business disciplines but should focus on questions related to race, justice, equity, society, social psychology, or similar topics in commerce and/or organizations.

To Apply

Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs (search for posting #R0028730) and complete the application (or through Workday for internal applicants) complete the application, and attach the following:

1.Cover letter of interest

2.One page research statement outlining your prior research experience, specific research areas that you would like to explore as part of the postdoc program, and 2-3 potential faculty mentors at McIntire with whom you’d propose to collaborate in this research

3.Curriculum vita

4.Name, title and email address of three faculty referees who have a strong sense of your goals and capabilities and who have agreed to write on your behalf.

Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu or Niclole Montgomery, Committee Chair and Bank of America Professor, nvmontgomery@virginia.edu or Ryan Wright, McIntire, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, rtw2n@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ For more information about benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of the offer per University Policy.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.  

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

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.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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