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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Architectural History)