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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Darden School of Business

Job Description

The Leadership and Organizational Behavior Area of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to begin in Fall 2023.
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will work closely with faculty primarily on research projects focused on the psychology of technology, implications of artificial intelligence (AI) in organizations and society, new ways of working, and/or the overlap of creativity and ethics. Successful candidates will have significant experience in theory development, experimental and survey research, and/or mixed methods research, and are expected to advance a number of research projects from conceptualization through publication. A portion of time will be devoted to collaborating with faculty with an understanding that effort will also be directed at independent research.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD from a social science discipline (e.g., communications, psychology, sociology, organizational behavior) with experience running in-person and online experiments is preferred. Experience or strong interest in qualitative or mixed-methods research is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage and track multiple research projects and collaborate with colleagues. Strong written communication skills are needed. Knowledge of online research platforms—i.e., Qualtrics, Amazon Mechanical Turk,  and Prolific Academic—as well as statistical software programs such as SPSS, R, or others is strongly desired.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply online through Workday and search R0045955. Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. In accordance with University policy, background checks are conducted on all new hires prior to employment.


Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: We will start reviewing applications on March 31, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. 


This is a one-year appointment; however, ideally, it would be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


For questions about the position, please contact a member of the search committee:

Lillien M. Ellis, Assistant Professor; ellisl@darden.virginia.edu

Mel Prengler, Assistant Professor; prenglerm@darden.virginia.edu

Roshni Raveendran, Assistant Professor; raveendhranr@darden.virginia.edu

Ayana Younge, Assistant Professor; youngea@darden.virginia.edu


For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman , Faculty Search Advisor.


Information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines  webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements?and?guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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