University of Virginia, Department of History
Tenure, Tenure Track, Associate or Full professor in the history of Democracy, Women, Gender, and Sexuality
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
In the fall of 2020, with the generous support of the John L. Nau Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative and College of Arts & Sciences are launching a multiyear faculty hiring project. Over the next four years, we will hire a dozen or more new faculty members at all ranks in the departments of Classics, History, Philosophy, Politics, and elsewhere.
The mission of the Democracy Initiative is to promote excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement on democracy at a global scale —bringing together a diverse range of scholars, government leaders, and practitioners to study and advance the prospects of democracy around the world. The Democracy Initiative is interdisciplinary. It supports and advances the work of faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. To that end, the Initiative supports a variety of labs built on models of collaborative work. The Democracy Labs will consist of the John Nau III History and Principles of Democracy Lab (the Core Lab) and a group of rotating labs. In addition to holding appointments in their home departments, each new faculty member hired under this initiative will also be a member either of the core lab—an interdisciplinary hub of research, teaching, and outreach devoted to the study of the history and principles of democracy—or one of the Initiative’s other research labs or projects
With the generous support of the John L. Nau Foundation, nine of these new faculty members will hold positions in the core lab on the history, principles, and philosophy of democracy. The core lab will serve as the nerve center of the entire Initiative, catalyzing key questions, research agendas, and forums for debate. It will find opportunities for cross-lab collaboration by identifying broader concerns that transcend those investigated by any single lab. It will gather philosophers, artists, and scholars of the ancient, modern, and post-modern worlds to research fundamental questions and possibilities of the democratic experiment in its varied global forms.
In addition to the Core Lab, the Democracy Initiative sponsors a series of rotating labs (current labs are focused on corruption and the rule of law, democracy and new media, democratic statecraft, and race, religion, and democracy) and a range of other research projects (including initiatives on Democracy and Public Memory and Race and Democracy). Three or more of the faculty hired through this initiative will be invited to contribute to those projects and/or help develop new programs for the broader Initiative.
As part of this hiring program, the Corcoran Department of History is currently launching two searches, ranging in rank from Assistant to Full Professor. The Department seeks to appoint scholars whose primary research is focused on the study of democracy, either to advance the work of the core lab on the history and principles of democracy or contribute to one of the Initiative’s other projects. The department invites applicants from scholars with expertise in one of the following areas: with the support of the Mellon Foundation, democracy and gender in a global, historical perspective; with the support of the John L. Nau Foundation, democracy, citizenship, and immigration. These searches will continue until the positions are filled.
With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Corcoran Department of History invites applications for a tenure-line position at the rank of an associate or full professor in the history of democracy, women, gender, and sexuality in any period outside the United States. The colleague appointed to this position will be affiliated with the interdisciplinary Democracy Initiative, so we seek a historian interested in questions of democracy, citizenship, and rights broadly construed. The department is particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to and expand upon existing areas of thematic strength. We seek a senior scholar with a distinguished publication record who is a leader in the field, as well as a dedicated teacher and mentor.
Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2021.
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition #R0020084 complete the application, and attach the following:
- cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.
- Curriculum vitae
- Sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship
- Contact information for three references.
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Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition #R0020084
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality