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Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Jan 5, 2022

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Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Review of applications will begin February 2, 2022

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Anthropology Race, Place, Equity, and Justice

As part of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of Anthropology hopes to provide a departmental home to a Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Equity, and Justice. We seek a rising scholar who will have received their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2022.

This 2-year fellowship is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to further our understanding of the legacies of racial inequity, and to enhance the career trajectory of an underrepresented scholar whose work engages global and comparative dimensions of Race, Place, Justice and Equity (to access the application portal, please follow the link at the top of this message). This position reflects our collective commitment to pursuing an on-going reexamination of Anthropology, its fraught colonial legacies, and its potential for grounded theory and collaborative research.

We welcome applications from all scholars working in these areas, and especially those who:

- Tend to situational interactions of race, setter colonialism, indigeneity, diaspora, and migration.

- Use collaborative research methodologies.

- Do research in connection with justice-oriented social movements and/or community-based initiatives related to environmental care and protection; climate change; resilience and adaptation; cultural heritage management; deep-time histories; migration, diaspora and colonization; language revitalization; or health, healing, and well-being.

- Explore the politics of science, race, and knowledge sovereignty.

Please contact Gertrude Fraser, Department Nomination Committee Chair, or Karen Hall, departmental administrator, with any questions.


University of Virginia, Anthropology Department is located in a university designed to be a model for new world citizens. Faculty in the 1960s-70s created the Department of Anthropology to provide undergraduates with a critical introduction to human variation in time and space, and to train graduate students to be creative and responsible teachers, researchers and citizens for our world.

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