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 applicants whose research is interdisciplinary in perspective. Research Associates receive funding for two years (beginning August 1, 2022 and ending July 31, 2024). In addition to research, post-doctoral associates will teach one course each year of the residency. The appointment carries the title of Research Associate and Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $24,00, plus full-time benefits and is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by July 2022 and have received their PhD no earlier than 2015.

Research Associates 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 Post-Doctoral page on the Carter G. Woodson Institute’s website: http://woodson.as.virginia.edu/fellowship-postdoc.

TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs. Enter requisition number R0029530 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.***

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  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)
  1. Bibliography and Syllabus (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE2)
    • Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages)
    • Syllabus for a previously taught or prospective course
  1. 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, 2021.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Robert Vinson , Professor & Chair of Carter G Woodson IAAS at dem8z@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, nr7f@virginia.edu.

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If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption.  For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see 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.

Application deadline: December 1, 2021

Date posted: October 26, 2021