The University of Virginia Department of Sociology invites applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position for the "Insurgent Artifacts" project. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research, interpreting data, and managing general project operations, including coordinating a team of undergraduate RAs and supporting the completion of scholarly reports, publications, and project web site materials. Travel to research sites (domestic US) will be required. The candidate will be required to teach one course on a topic related to the project research in AY 2019-20, and will have the opportunity to participate in department and university events.

Candidates must have experience in archaeological data, satellite imagery, and quantitative analysis, as well as familiarity with the literature on archaeological remote sensing and conflict archaeology. Proficiency in NVivo and ArcGIS, and experience in qualitative methods is preferred. Candidates must hold a PhD in Sociology, Archaeology or another social scientific field related to the project research topic by the position start date. The appointment will start no later than April 1, 2019.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0623563, and electronically attach (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and goals, and outlining the course(s) the applicant could teach; (3) a writing sample; and (4) contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Katherine Shiflett ( or (434) 924-6509.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.