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Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Sound Justice Lab - Charlottesville - 22908

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Newcomb Hall, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Research Scientist / Analyst
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The University of Virginia, Sound Justice Lab invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The Sound Justice Lab is a newly formed collective of students and faculty bridging law and the humanities. We aim to develop existing and new collaborations within the University and with lawyers, advocates, artists, and other community partners, to explore the sonic dimensions of legal and extra-legal processes, and the role of sound, voice, noise, and hearing in shaping ideas of and claims for justice. The successful candidate duties will involve ethnographic and archival research, lab administration, student mentoring, and creative production.
A PhD in Anthropology or a related field by the starting date of the appointment is required. Experience with ethnographic research and multi-media work is required. The ideal candidate will have experience working on issues relating to justice and the law, as well as a strong demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The geographical area of focus is open, with preference for francophone West Africa. The candidate will also need to have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well as a member of a team.
This position is a one-year appointment, with a start date in January 2022.
Apply online at []: search for posting R0029596 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:
**Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF. Additionally, required documents will be uploaded as part of the questionnaire. ***
1. C.V/Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. Contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
For questions regarding this position, contact Nomi Dave, []. For questions regarding the application process, contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, at [].
COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 [] issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 [] to reflect these new requirements.  

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements [] webpage.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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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