University of Virginia — Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications from scholars whose work focuses on African America, Africa and/or the African Diaspora for a two-year post-doctoral research and teaching fellowship, beginning August 15, 2017 and ending August 14, 2019. The fellowship is open to qualified candidates regardless of citizenship or current residence. The fellowship carries the title of Lecturer and pays an annual salary of $47,476, and full-time benefits.

Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2017. Post-doctoral applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no earlier than 2012.

Fellows must be in residence at the University of Virginia for the entire award period, and must agree to teach one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program to be offered in the Fall or Spring semester. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to participate in a series of workshops and make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community. Fellows may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the Woodson fellowship period without the approval of the Director.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVA, ( and search on posting 0619655. Attach: a letter of application (250-word max.) stating interest in the program; a curriculum vitae including: personal contact information, date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned, honors and awards, lectures and conference presentations, publications and, the names of three referees. Please save and submit samples using your last name, document name, and year. (“LASTNAME_APP LETTER_2015”)

Applicants must submit a project title and an abstract which should not exceed 50 words, as well as a project description which should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages (1,750 words). The project description must include: 1) the nature of the research to be completed during the period of the fellowship award, as well as the significance of this work; 2) a detailed plan of research and revision; and 3) an outline of the concrete objectives to be achieved during the award period. These objectives must include a statement of publication plans for the proposed research and writing. Project descriptions must be attached through Jobs@ UVA under “Writing Sample 1.” Project descriptions exceeding seven double-spaced pages will not be passed on to the committee.

Please submit a working bibliography not to exceed four double-spaced pages. The bibliography must list those scholarly works that the applicant considers most important to the intellectual development of the project. The working bibliography must be attached in Jobs@UVA under “Writing Sample 2”.

Three confidential letters of reference (signed originals only) must be sent directly to the Woodson Institute by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought.

Fellowship Selection Committee
The Carter G. Woodson Institute
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400162
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162

Complete applications must be received no later than midnight EST on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Questions regarding applying for this position should be directed to:

Deborah E. McDowell ,
Shelley Thomas,

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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