The University of Virginia School of Law invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Legal History. The successful candidate will work in the Law Library's Special Collections & Archives department to research and make accessible the institutional history of the Law School. The Legal History Research Associate's primary responsibility will be to contribute to the assembly and writing of the Library's forthcoming edited history of legal education at the Law School. The Library welcomes candidates with sound familiarity in archival research and legal history, particularly the history of legal education, as well as superlative writing skills, intellectual curiosity about expanding scholarly access to archival materials, and demonstrable project management experience.
In addition, the Legal History Research Associate will be expected to promote their research in a variety of methods, which may include: attending relevant library, law school, or history conferences; posting to social media or the Law Library's blog; and developing workshops and presentations for the wider scholarly and legal community.
This one-year postdoctoral research associate position is renewable for up to two additional years at the discretion of the Law School. The position is classified as Professional Research Staff (“Postdoctoral Research Associate”) and offers compensation of $60,000 plus benefits.
The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in 1819 and is the second-oldest continuously running law school in the United States. The Special Collections & Archives department preserves and provides access to a diverse archive of legal history materials and is the institutional repository for the Law School. Its collections include rare books, manuscripts, archival records and publications, faculty writing, and photographs. The Law Library is also home to the Legal Data Lab for empirical research. The Law School has an active community of legal historians, including a Legal History Writing Workshop.
Qualification Requirements: A PhD in History, a JD with an MA in History, or a terminal degree in a related field in the humanities or social sciences is required by the position's start date.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 17, 2019.
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ” Postdoctoral Research Associate in Legal History, School of Law". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an article- or chapter-length writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
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