Posting Summary: The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia (CSC) seeks to hire a number of part-time writers to support various needs, including the development of a digital portal/encyclopedia on contemplation. Content to be written or edited will be quite varied, including but not limited to historical forms of contemplation, digests or literature reviews of scientific research/state of the field, pedagogical practices in the classroom, various tips, practices, and approaches to facilitating wellbeing and flourishing, and book recommendations.
Incumbents could provide assistance with writing, preparation, coordination, copy editing, and proofing of documents in the above areas. Duties may include: researching and writing informational materials, generally within a single subject area, for publication and distribution; conducting interviews and writing up the results; performing editorial and research duties to prepare final copy for publication in scholarly journals, professional publications, and University communications; reviewing manuscripts and other forms of copy; make stylistic, structural and grammatical corrections; maintaining contact with authors, printers, faculty, staff and/or others concerning published work.
This position is initially for up to a one year appointment, with possibility for further renewal based on satisfactory performance. The position is contingent on the availability of funding and, as defined by University policy, is a restricted position.
For more information about the position, please contact the CSC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 434-982-6057.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting number 0623060.
All applicants must complete a candidate profile online and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please include information about availability and salary requirements in your cover letter.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelors degree from a fully accredited college or university is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree in Religious Studies; English; Liberal Arts.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Demonstrate excellent written communication skills in order to proof and edit manuscripts and other forms of copy.
Demonstrate exacting attention to detail.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: At least one year of experience producing or overseeing production of printed materials preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to follow directions and work well independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines.
Possess basic knowledge of the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Ability to establish and meet appropriate deadlines. Journalistic ethics and the ability to deal professionally with School and external sources and constituencies. Ability to handle competing priorities, including competing components of the position. Ability to keep careful and accurate records, tracking drafts and sources, for example. Ability to work independently and collaboratively towards common goals.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Computer Applications: Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator.
Internal Number: 353_84346
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.