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Princeton University

James Madison Program: Assistant Director


The James Madison Program seeks an Assistant Director who will report directly to the Executive Director and work collegially with Program staff in all aspects of the planning and executing of Program activities. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.


Provide assistance to the Executive Director in administering/facilitating the JMP Fellowship programs to include:

  1. Support the selection process and mentor the James Madison Program‘s annual Visiting Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates
  2. Provide guidance for the fellows’ research and publication agendas, and act as a point of contact for fellows’ job searches
  3. Assist in the selection and hosting of lecturers and panelists for JMP events

Provide assistance to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator by:

  1. Supporting events in the Madison Program Undergraduate Fellows Forum
  2. Offering Freshman Seminars when approved
  3. Teaching courses in the Politics Track in American Ideas and Institutions (AIIP) with the approval of the Dean of Faculty and at the invitation of the Department
  4. Precepting when possible in lecture courses in the Department

Additionally, provide executive oversight of Madison Program summer seminars and academic year special initiative events (Politics and Statesmanship; and Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression), and conduct research in field of expertise.


Qualified candidates must have:

  1. A terminal degree in Politics, Law, or other politics-related fields;
  2. 7+ years of experience in working in higher education or related area;
  3. excellent research and writing skills;
  4. a record of politics-related scholarly publications, both articles and books;
  5. and demonstrated expertise in American political institutions and American and Western political thought.

The successful candidate must be well organized, attentive to detail, and able to respond to deadlines in a timely manner.

Related experience in undergraduate teaching and administration is preferred.

For full consideration, candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with their applications.

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.



About the James Madison Program at Princeton University

Founded in the summer of 2000, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics at Princeton University is dedicated to exploring enduring questions of American constitutional law and Western political thought. The Program is also devoted to examining the application of basic legal and ethical principles to contemporary problems. To realize its mission, the James Madison Program implements a number of initiatives. The Program awards visiting fellowships and postdoctoral appointments each year to support scholars conducting research in the fields of constitutional law and political thought.

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