Application deadline:

February 1, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mellon Program in Race, Place, and Equity

United States
The School of Architecture at the University of Virginia seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mellon Program in Race, Place, and Equity. This Mellon postdoc program has been developed in tandem with the School of Architecture’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiative and our shared desire to support the next generation of scholars and practitioners who embody and are committed to these values. Questions of race, identity, culture, power, and belonging underpin our disciplines in the School of Architecture. The committee seeks an emerging scholar whose transformative research is focused on the intersections of race, social justice, and equity in the built environment and who might contribute to broader efforts to bolster the school’s intellectual capacity and curriculum in these directions.
A primary goal of this program is to support the development of emerging scholars through mentored professional development, with the aim of training the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at the University of Virginia or elsewhere. In addition to receiving mentorship within the School of Architecture, the Mellon postdoc in the School of Architecture will join a university-wide cohort for additional career development programs and opportunities that are tailored to shared interests and needs. As part of the University of Virginia’s commitment to double the number of underrepresented faculty by 2030, doctoral recipients from underrepresented communities, including BIPOC and LatinX scholars, are especially invited to apply.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in course development training and mentoring during their first semester and teach one independent course in each of the following three semesters. Different types of teaching opportunities may be available, and the specific course content will be consistent with the individual’s interests and expertise. With the aim of building professional research networks and community, Mellon postdocs are encouraged to engage and interact with one (or more) of UVA’s many research centers and networks while in residence at UVA, and to participate in community-engaged research and teaching as appropriate to their disciplines and research agendas. Some of these opportunities include the Center for Cultural LandscapesThe Equity Center, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African StudiesNative American and Indigenous Studies @ UVA, and the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, the Democracy Initiative, and the Environmental Resilience Institute.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mellon Program in Race, Place, and Equity will be appointed for two years in the School of Architecture, and, contingent on a successful annual review, may be renewed for up to two years. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide a research funds allocation.

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT: Associate Professor and Chair Sheila Crane at (Architectural History)

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