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The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is an interdisciplinary research center and intellectual community based in the interpretive social sciences committed to understanding contemporary and historical cultural change and its individual and social consequences, training young scholars, and providing intellectual leadership in service to the common good. In its twenty-five year history, the Institute has cultivated projects on, for example, political culture and democracy, social theories of modernity and critical theory, moral philosophy and the public sphere, philosophical anthropology and religious experience, and human development and the making of the modern self in education.

Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence, though all fellows must be in residence at IASC in Charlottesville for the duration of the award period. Institute fellows are expected to participate in IASC events, to be an active member in its the seminars and reading groups, and to refrain from teaching or other forms of employment during their fellowship.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. before the start of the fellowship term on September 1, 2022, and no earlier than January 1, 2019.

The fellowship term begins September 1, 2022 and, if fellows satisfy the program requirements and remain in good standing, ends August 31, 2024. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $40,000 plus individual health insurance.

To apply, submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a 5–7 page project abstract in an email with the subject “IASC Postdoctoral Application” to iascfellowsinfo@virginia.edu. (Letters of reference will be requested of candidates after an initial screening.)

Alternatively, you may apply by sending the above materials to:

Selection Committee

Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

University of Virginia

P.O. Box 400816

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4816

All application materials must be received no later than December 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of final decisions on or about January 30, 2022.

Questions regarding the fellowship program should be directed to Paul Nedelisky, IASC Assistant Director, at the email address above.

The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status (which includes active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in its programs and activities.  

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