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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, including Summer Seminars.


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

  1. Oversee the selection process of and mentor the James Madison Program‘s annual Visiting Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates
  2. Provide expert guidance for the fellows’ research and publication agendas
  3. Assist in the selection of lecturers and panelists for JMP events

Provide assistance to the Undergraduate Programs Manager by:

  1. Conducting optional non-credit seminars for 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

Plan and direct Madison Program non-credit summer seminars for high-school students, Princeton and non-Princeton undergraduate students, and recent PhD’s


Qualified candidates must have:

  1. A master’s degree or higher in politics, law, or related field;
  2. strong leadership skills and demonstrated record of success working in higher education;
  3. strategic planning and analytical skills;
  4. demonstrated oral, written, research, presentation, and facilitation skills;
  5. demonstrated relationship-building ability and apptitude for collegial interactions with faculty, staff, and students;
  6. able to multitask and prioritize duties;
  7. record of politics-related scholarly publications, both articles and books;
  8. and demonstrated expertise in American constitutional law, American political institutions, and American and Western political thought

Preferred qualifications include

  • A terminal degree in Politics, Law, or other politics-related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Related experience in undergraduate teaching and administration



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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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