Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Center for Effective Lawmaking

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

ID: 7062362
Posted: November 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full time postdoctoral research position. In addition to carrying out his or her own research, the appointee will collaborate with a Batten faculty member, Craig Volden, on research related to the Center for Effective Lawmaking.

The Center for Effective Lawmaking seeks to advance the generation, communication, and use of new knowledge about the effectiveness of individual lawmakers and legislative institutions in Congress. We envision a Congress comprised of effective lawmakers, strong institutional capacity, and the incentive structure needed to address America’s greatest public policy challenges. To learn more about the center please visit:


A PhD degree in Political Science or a related discipline is required. Strong quantitative, communication, and project management skills are essential. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of publication.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check per University policy prior to their first day of employment.

This is a one year postdoctoral position with an anticipated start date in July 2020.

The anticipated salary is $62,000


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0012014". Complete an application online and see below for documents to attach.

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, (R0012014) complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box or you can combine them into one PDF.

Complete an application online and attach:

Cover Letter
A two-page proposal on how you would like to contribute to the Center for Effective Lawmaking
Contact information for 3 references
***Please note that you can upload multiple documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, .

Application reviews will begin December 11, 2019.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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