The University of Virginia Department of Physics is pleased to announce its participation in the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Program is intended to support under-represented scholars in any field and is sponsored by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Its goal is to provide mentored professional development opportunities to train the next generation of scholars for future tenure-track positions at UVA or elsewhere. Postdoctoral Fellows selected under this program will be appointed for two years (subject to annual review) and will carry out research, teaching, and professional development activities directed toward securing a tenure-track position.
The UVA Physics Department encourages Rising Scholars Fellowship applications from postdoctoral candidates who received (or will receive) their Ph.D degree in Physics or a closely related field between August 24, 2019 and August 24, 2022, and who are interested in obtaining additional research and teaching experience as well as cultivating a more inclusive department and professional community for those traditionally underrepresented in Physics, for instance, women and racial minorities.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022. For full consideration, applications should be completed by that date.
Fellowship recipients in Physics will work with one or more faculty in the areas of active research described on the Department's web page, including: Astrophysics, Gravity and Cosmology; Atomic, Molecular and Optical; Biological and Medical; Condensed Matter; High Energy; Mathematical; Nuclear and Particle; and Quantum Information.
Please contact Prof. David Nichols (david.nichols(at)virginia.edu) and/or Prof. Kent Yagi (ky5t(at)virginia.edu) for further information about the research in gravity, astrophysics, and cosmology in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia. Applicants who seek additional information regarding this program are welcome to Despina Louca (dl4f(at)virginia.edu), physics department chair; Keisha John (kj6s(at)virginia.edu), associate dean for diversity and inclusion; and John Hawley (jh8h(at)virginia.edu), associate dean for academic affairs.