PST & Sociology Collaborate On Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Monday, March 29, 2021 to Monday, April 12, 2021

Review of Applications will begin on April 12, 2021

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Political & Social Thought and Sociology

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021

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 Sociology, together with the Distinguished Major in Political & Social Thought, seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in the study of Race and Racism, Social Theory, and Political Philosophy. We seek a rising scholar whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary in nature, and touch on one or more of the following: historical sociology, political theory, intellectual history, histories of the Black Atlantic, race and power, modernity and racialization. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Sociology Department, and participate in course training and syllabus development for, and teaching in, the Political and Social Thought major. More information about the PST major can be found here on this site: (  Candidates who received (or will receive) their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2019 and August 24, 2021 are eligible to apply. Information about the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program, including instructions for submitting an application, can be found here:
Please contact Isaac Ariail Reed, Professor of Sociology ( and/or Michael J. Smith, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought and Associate Professor of Politics ( with any questions.