University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship

October 18, 2022

Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences  


Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.  

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Astronomy

In consort with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of  Astronomy seeks applications from underrepresented scholars to work in any of the active areas of research in the Department, and with a demonstrated interest in race, justice, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. Candidates who received (or will receive) their terminal degree between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2023 are eligible to apply.

The goal of this program is to provide a mentored professional development opportunity to train the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at UVA or elsewhere.

The successful candidate will be appointed for two years as a 12-month research associate; reappointment to the second year will occur following a performance review. The position will offer a competitive annual salary, research funds, and full benefits, including portable retirement contributions. The appointment may be extended to a third year depending on availability of PI-driven funds in the intended research area. The department will also develop a tailored mentoring plan to ensure future success in the discipline.


Please contact Phil Arras, Department Chair, with any questions.