Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Overview


The Carter G. Woodson Institute's distinguished fellowship is a two-year residential fellowship for post-doctoral students whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora. Scholars selected for the fellowship will relocate to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia to join a cohort of interdisciplinary scholars.

Fellows receive funding for two years teaching (beginning August 1, 2023, and ending July 31, 2025). In addition to research, post-doctoral will have teaching responsibilities. The fellowship carries the title of Lecturer and pays an annual (12 month) salary of $47,500, plus full-time benefits.

Deadline


December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please note: the 2023 application cycle will open in the Fall of 2022

Submit Application

 

Application Materials


  • C.V/Resume (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_CV)
  • Cover Letter (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_COVER LETTER)
  • Writing Sample 1 (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE1)
    • N.B: Please submit 1 attachment containing the following information (for proper formatting, please refer to the sample image in the "questions" section)
      • Project title
      • Abstract or short-description of project (should not exceeed 50 words)
      • Project description (should not exceed 7 double-spaced pages or 1,750 words)
  • Writing Sample 2 (file naming protocol: LASTNAME_SAMPLE2)
    • N.B: Please submit 1 attachment containing the following:
      • Bibliography (should not exceed 4 double-spaced pages)
      • Syllabus for a previously taught or prospective course
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (signed originals only) by persons qualified to evaluate the proposals for which support is being sought

 

Submission Information


TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board in WorkDay

Search for the requsition number: (posted in the Fall prior to the application deadline)

Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to post-docs-2023@collab.its.virginia.edu

***All letters of recommendation must be received by December 7, 2022***

*** Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box..***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

 

Timeline


Deadlines


Application deadline: December 1, 2022

Recommendations deadline: December 7, 2022 

Review Period


December 2022 - January 2023

Notification of Awards


March 2023

Fellowship Residency Begins


August 2023

 

Eligibility and Terms/Conditions


The fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence. Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have been awarded their Ph.D. by the time of application or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all documentation required for the Ph.D. has been submitted by July 15, 2023. Post-doctoral applicants must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than six-years prior to the application deadline. 

Please note: Individuals may not apply for the Woodson pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the same time.

The post-doctoral fellow must be in residence at UVa in Charlottesville, Virginia for the duration of the award period, and must agree to teach one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program during the Fall or Spring semester. Woodson fellows are expected to participate in the series of workshops (about twice monthly) and to make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.