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Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Dec 20, 2023

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Review of Applications will begin on January 15, 2024
Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Anthropology Medical Anthropology, Health, and the Environment

As part of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVa Department of Anthropology hopes to provide a departmental home to a Postdoctoral Fellow to enhance growing strengths in Medical and Environmental Anthropology. We seek a rising scholar who will have received their Ph.D. between August 24, 2020, and August 24, 2024. To access the application portal, please follow the link above.

In alignment with the Rising Scholars Program's goals, we encourage applications from scholars specializing in place-based ethnographic research, who will enhance our curricular offerings and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives across the College of Arts & Sciences. We are interested in nominating a fellow whose work considers long-term and comparative dimensions of health and the environment. This position reflects our commitment to an ongoing reexamination of Anthropology, its fraught colonial legacies, and its potential for grounded theory and collaborative research.

We welcome all applicants working at the intersections of health and the environments, including but not limited to those whose work:

  • Focuses on the confluences of health and the environment.

  • Is based on long-term relationships with the communities in which they work.

  • Enhances distinctive faculty expertise around ethics and care, broadly construed.

  • Tends to situational interactions of indigeneity, race, diaspora, and migration.

  • Involves collaborations with community-based initiatives and/or justice-based social
    movements related to environmental care, survivance, community flourishing, foodways, and
    vernacular pathways to health and well-being.

  • Explores the politics of science, technology, and knowledge sovereignty, and the law
    Please contact James Igoe, Department Chair, 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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