Research Associate and Lecturer American Literature

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

The Department of English at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer position in American Literature

We seek someone who is pursuing a vibrant research agenda in American literature and culture, preferably in the nineteenth century. Additional expertise in critical and/or queer theory is especially welcome. The successful candidate will contribute to our mission to strengthen the humanities by teaching three courses during the academic year and by participating in the intellectual life of the department. The appointment begins August 25, 2019.

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: Candidates must have received their PhD in English or related field no earlier than July 1, 2016 and must have degree in hand by July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs by attaching a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page statement describing your current research, a 2-3 page statement of your teaching interests and experience, and a 20-25 page writing sample. We will ask for references at the next stage of the search.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

This is a one-year academic appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional one-year increment, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Stephen Arate, Department Chair, at sda2e@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time