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UVA seeks Postdoctoral Research Associate in History

The University of Virginia’s Corruption Lab for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law (CLEAR), part of UVA’s Democracy Initiative, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the History of Corruption and Injustice. We welcome candidates whose work covers any region or time period, and who can demonstrate a record of research and writing about corruption’s effects on environmental, social, and/or racial justice.

The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. In addition to pursuing their own research, the postdoctoral research associate will join CLEAR’s faculty in shaping the activities of the Lab, and will be encouraged to bring their work to the attention of the public and policymakers. They will also teach one course in the first year and two courses in the second year.

The start date for the position is August 1, 2019. The annual salary for the position is $60,000 plus benefits. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

QUALIFCATION REQUIRMENTS: A PhD in history, anthropology, or a related field in the humanities or social sciences is required by that date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online at  by attaching a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article- or chapter-length writing sample, and contact information for three people who can provide professional reference letters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be considered, applications must be received by February 8, 2019.

 The committee will contact shortlisted candidates by February 25, 2019. Electronic interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place during the week of March 4th.

This is a restricted position based upon availability of funding.

For questions about the position, please contact David Singerman at

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at

For more information about the Democracy Initiative, visit

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