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The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia invites applications for two full-time, Research Associate positions beginning January 2022 or August 2022. The Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) roles are made possible by a university wide Mellon Foundation Grant on Race, Place, and Equity to advance research, creative practice and teaching related to race, place and equity.  Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant field by the start date of the appointment and demonstrate potential for strong research in areas related to race, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a business-related discipline.
The University of Virginia is one of the highest ranked public universities in the United States, and the McIntire School of Commerce ( awards a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and Master of Science degrees in the Management of Information Technology, Business Analytics, Commerce, Accounting, and Global Commerce. McIntire is recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate business education and scholarship.  The McIntire School of Commerce is routinely ranked in the top ten across several annual rankings of undergraduate and graduate business programs. The McIntire School is dedicated to educating and inspiring students to become visionary leaders who shape global business with integrity, purpose, intercultural fluency and a fundamental understanding of how commerce can contribute to the common good.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Support​

McIntire School of Commerce is committed to providing PRAs with support for research, teaching, and professional development. Each PRA will be matched with a faculty mentor who will work directly with the PRA. Faculty mentors will also assist PRAs in making connections with others in the UVA community to facilitate community engagement and additional research collaborations.  

PRAs funded under this program will be appointed for one year with an expectation of renewal for two years, contingent upon a successful annual review. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide a research fund allocation for each PRA.   


Applicants must have a terminal (PhD) degree before starting the research associate role. The School specifically seeks applicants with a relevant scholarly or creative focus in race, diversity, equity and/or inclusion with applications in a business context. Areas of research may span one or more business disciplines but should focus on questions related to race, justice, equity, society, social psychology, or similar topics in commerce and/or organizations.

To Apply

Please visit UVA job board  (search for posting #R0028730) and complete the application (or through Workday for internal applicants) complete the application, and attach the following: 


1.      Cover letter of interest 

2.      One page research statement outlining your prior research experience, specific research areas that you would like to explore as part of the postdoc program, and 2-3 potential faculty mentors at McIntire with whom you’d propose to collaborate in this research

3.      Curriculum vita

4.      Name, title and email address of three faculty referees who have a strong sense of your goals and capabilities and who have agreed to write on your behalf.


 Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. 




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