DeOlazarra Fellow, Political Philosophy, Policy & Law program

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

ID: 7068242
Posted: July 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Virginia's program in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law (PPL) invites applications for a DeOlazarra Fellow for the academic year beginning August 2020. PPL is a selective interdisciplinary undergraduate major in which fourth year students develop substantial research projects in the context of a capstone seminar. The research associate will preside over this seminar during the spring semester as well as teach one fall semester undergraduate course in his or her area of interest.

A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required. Candidates must specialize in contemporary political theory/philosophy, particularly as it applies to the evaluation of important issues in public policy. A background in jurisprudence or legal theory is also desirable. Candidates should combine strong research potential with commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.


Apply online at search for posting #R0016051 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

*** Please note that ALL documents MUST be uploaded in the CV/resume box or you can combine them into one PDF.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***


1. Cover Letter

2. C.V/Resume

3. statement of teaching philosophy

4. unofficial transcript

5. Writing sample

Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to:
PPL Fellow Search c/o Colin Bird
Department of Politics
P.O. Box 400787

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 2, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Compensation will take the form of salary and benefits.

For questions about the position, please contact Colin Bird at For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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