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The University of Virginia announces 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Virginia’s Religious Studies Department invites applications for one full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The anticipated start date is August 25, 2019.

Applications are welcome from any whose work bears on American religious history, thought or practice. Preference will be given to those applicants with interest in marginal or newer religious movements, especially Mormonism. Expertise in Mormonism is not required. Rather, the Fellowship is designed to provide training for persons who wish to add such expertise to an existing disciplinary specialty.

Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching three courses over the two-semester term of the fellowship. Specifically, the Fellow will teach two seminars in his or her discipline and on topics of his or her choice. In addition, the Fellow will team-teach, with the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies, an introductory survey on Mormonism in relation to American culture. Applicants should evidence experience in and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in a liberal arts framework, and be prepared to participate in both a large team-taught introductory-level class and smaller upper-level courses.

Applicants for the fellowship must have attained their PhD by the appointment start date.
To apply, visit Jobs@UVA and search on Posting Number 0624485. Complete a Candidate Profile online and electronically attach a cover letter, a current CV, contact information for three references, and a teaching statement describing, in no more than 300 words, your qualifications for and philosophy of teaching with attention to your disciplinary approach.

Compensation for this appointment will be in the form of a competitive salary with full-time benefits and includes a $3,000 research fund.

For full consideration apply by February 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Kathleen Flake, Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies, kathleen.flake@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Richard Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

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Posted: November 29, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships