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University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2019/20, USA

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2019

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are now open.

Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to recent PhDs whose research directly contributes to the research priorities of the Institute. These fellowships will, in most cases, be directly linked to specific Institute Colloquies. The tenure of the IASC Postdoctoral Fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Renewals are based on performance and funding availability. To be eligible for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, applicants must have successfully defended their dissertations a maximum of five years prior to the start of the academic year to which the fellowship applies.

Apply to the Postdoctoral Fellows Program

Applications for the 2019–2020 academic year are now open.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia accepts applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the following colloquies:

• Culture and Democracy

• Culture and Formation

• Religion and Late Modernity

• Picturing the Human

• Knowledge, Technology & Culture

• Culture, Capitalism & Global Change

The fellowships are for a full academic year and are renewable for up to a total of three years, depending on performance and availability of funding. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $40,000 plus individual health insurance and office space at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of how well their current scholarship both reflects and advances the intellectual mission of Institute in general and the specific colloquies listed above. Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship, though all Fellows must be in residence at UVa for the duration of the award period and may not hold other forms of employment. Institute Fellows are expected to participate in all Institute-sponsored events and to be an active member of their colloquy.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowships must have been awarded their PhD by the start of the fellowship. Postdoctoral applicants must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 2016.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile online by visiting Jobs@UVA’s “Search Postings” page and entering posting number 0624621. Applications are due by February 15, 2019.

Applicants must submit a project abstract, including title (not to exceed 50 words) as a well as a project description, not to exceed seven double-spaced pages (1,750 words). It must indicate the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship award, its relevance to the intellectual mission of the Institute and the colloquy, and general academic significance. The project description must include a detailed plan of research and revision as well as concrete objectives to be achieved during award period. These objectives must include a publication plan for the proposed research and writing. Project abstract and description must be attached through Jobs@UVA as Writing Sample 1.

Applicants should attach a cover letter of application (250-word maximum) indicating which colloquies they would like to be considered under; a curriculum vitae that include date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, and publications; and the contact information for three references.

In addition, please arrange to have two confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) sent directly to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought. They may be written by the references listed above.

Reference letters may be emailed to or sent to:

Selection Committee, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400816, Charlottesville, VA 22903

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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