Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Political and Social Thought

In conjunction with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the University of Virginia Program in Political and Social Thought seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Political Theory, with a focus on Black and/or Indigenous Studies of North America.

The Political and Social Thought Program combines philosophy, political theory and social theory. Students examine the relationship between the political and the social; the possibility of democratic action; modernity, processes of marginalization, and resilience; the role of culture in political economy; the multiple manifestations of racialization processes in the making of the modern world; and the normative basis for critique and the construction of democratic futures. The successful applicant’s work will articulate research in the social sciences with philosophical argumentation.

Fellows will be appointed for two years contingent upon a successful annual review. The Rising Scholars Program provides salary, benefits, and a research fund for fellows, who are expected to be in residence in Charlottesville for the length of the fellowship. During their first year, the appointed fellow will participate in course development and training and mentoring during the fall semester and teach one independent course in Political and Social Thought in the spring semester, as well as contributing to the Political and Social Thought Program via plan developed in consultation with the director.

More information about the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellows Program can be found here: https://graduate.as.virginia.edu/rising-scholars. The Program in Political and Social Thought can be found here: https://pst.as.virginia.edu/  Please contact Program Director Isaac Ariail Reed (iar2c@virginia.edu) with questions.