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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Corcoran Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Must work on issues relating to race, justice, and equity
AOS categories Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number # R0022634
Location Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Start date August 2021
Job description

The College and Graduate school of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia solicits applications to the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  This program seeks to recruit postdoctoral scholars who have the potential to assume a tenure-track faculty position and would benefit from a mentored professional development opportunity.

There are two components to this program: Postdoctoral fellowships intended to support under-represented scholars in any field, and Postdoctoral fellowships in the arts and humanities and Social Sciences funded by a university-wide Race, Place and Equity grant from the Mellon Foundation to advance research and teaching of issues race, justice and equity (RJE) broadly conceived. Applicants to the first component can apply to any participating Arts & Sciences department; applicants in STEM fields are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants to the Mellon-funded component should specify a home department in the Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences and must work on RJE-related issues. 

Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, or, where appropriate, an MFA) by the beginning of the Fellowship.  The RJE component specifically seeks applicants with a relevant scholarly or creative focus, e.g., labor stratification, race and environment, inequity, civil rights history, race and public policy, social movements, race and literature, arts, etc. Candidates who received (or will receive) their terminal degree between August 24, 2019 and August 24, 2021 are eligible to apply.  All applicants should have a demonstrated interest in race, justice and inclusion in research, teaching and service.

Postdoctoral Fellows funded under this program will be appointed for two years contingent on a successful annual review. Fellows will teach at least one course per year; specific teaching assignments will depend on the department and the appropriateness to the professional development goals.  These are 12-month appointments.  In addition to salary and benefits, which include health care and retirement contributions, the program will provide a research allocation for each Fellow.  Fellows will receive career mentorship and will participate in professional development programs with the aim of preparing them for faculty careers in academia.

For more on the A&S Rising Scholars program, including a list of participating departments see  https://graduate.as.virginia.edu/rising-scholars

How to apply
Application type Online
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition #R0022634, complete the application, then go to: https://applycentral.virginia.edu/apply/?sr= d70fe4b8-4126-49a2-af11-a9488582c8b8 to complete the application by uploading the following: 1. Cover letter (two pages) that includes a summary of your interest in this opportunity, how you meet the stated qualifications, and how your interests and professional goals align with individual faculty, initiatives, and strengths of the participating A&S department to which you are applying. 2. A one-page statement outlining your experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations. 3. Curriculum vitae 4. A statement of research, teaching and career interests, no more than two pages 5. One published article, preprint, essay or other material that you have authored, published or in manuscript form. 6. Name, title and email address of three referees who have agreed to write on your behalf. The system will then send a request to the referees. These references must be submitted by the application deadline. Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021. For full consideration, applications should be complete by that date.
Web address to apply https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs
Hard deadline April 10, 2021, 8:00pm EST
Web address for more information https://graduate.as.virginia.edu/rising-scholars
Contact name Antonia LoLordo
Contact email
Contact phone 434-924-7701
Time created March 9, 2021, 2:46pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 10, 2021, 8:00pm EST
Expired on April 11, 2021, 8:46pm EST
Last updated June 12, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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