Post-Doctoral Research Associate Fellowship, President's Commission on Slavery & the University
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|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The President's Commission on Slavery and the University at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) invites scholars, whose work focuses on slavery and culture in the nineteenth century South, to apply for a three-year post-doctoral research associate fellowship, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending August 24, 2017. The fellowship involves directing the Commission's significant research program. Preference will be given to candidates with digital humanities experience. The Commission, co-chaired by Marcus L. Martin, M.D. and Kirt Von Daacke, will further the efforts of multiple groups exploring U.Va.'s historical relationship with slavery and provide an institutional framework to guide research and gather resources on the contributions of enslaved laborers to the University. The Commission is charged with providing advice and recommendations on the commemoration of the University of Virginia's historical relationship with slavery and enslaved people.
The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the registrar or relevant authority that all required work will be completed for conferring of the Ph.D. by July 15, 2014. Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2009.
The post-doctoral fellow must be in residence at U.Va. for the three-year duration of the award period and will be expected to participate in all Commission meetings and activities as well as spearhead the Commission's research efforts. The fellow will be assigned two mentors with substantive expertise who will provide direction around the research and related administrative duties. The fellowship pays an annual (12 month) commensurate salary with eligibility for participation in the University health, dental and life insurance programs.
Doctoral Degree or Equivalent
To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search posting 0614089. Please attach a letter of application (250-word maximum) stating interest in the program; a curriculum vitae which must include the following: personal information, date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications; and email three letters of recommendation to: Meghan Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies