Review of applications will begin January 16, 2024.

In conjunction with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality welcomes applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in race, justice, and equity.  While we are open to all applicants who study gender and sexuality in the context of race, justice and equity, we are especially interested in scholars of Black and Indigenous Studies, particularly those who also work in Trans Studies and/or use approaches of comparative racialization (e.g., Afro-Asia, Latinx-Indigenous relations). Scholars who received (or will receive) their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2021 and August 24, 2024 are eligible to apply.

This two-year postdoctoral fellowship holds the possibility of converting to a tenure-track job in Women, Gender and Sexuality after the fellowship is completed.  Consistent with the College of Arts and Sciences’ commitment to advancing Race, Justice and Equity, we understand this postdoctoral fellowship as an opportunity to enhance the career trajectory of a scholar whose work advances our understanding of race, justice and equity, and whose research and teaching contributes to our vibrant intellectual community. Underrepresented scholars are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality was founded 44 years ago with a uniquely global emphasis. The unit became a department in 2017. It enjoys a warm and vibrant culture of excellence and collegiality. It has the highest proportion of faculty who have won all-University teaching awards of any unit at UVa, and faces significant student demand for courses in topics beyond the US.

An online application and further information are available here:

https://graduate.as.virginia.edu/rising-scholars; choose Women, Gender and Sexuality when prompted.  Please contact Allison Pugh, Department Chair, with any questions: apugh@virginia.edu<mailto:apugh@virginia.edu>.