The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Political Theory
The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, housed in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political theory for the academic year running from August 17, 2020 to May 16, 2021.
Eligible applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. by the date of application, and no earlier than August 15, 2017. The fellow will receive a stipend of $48,000 per year as well as research funds and benefits. The fellow will have the opportunity to teach one course per semester in either the Department of Political Science or the Integrated Liberal Studies Program, will assist with the CSLD’s programming, and will take an active part in the workshops, conferences, and intellectual life of the Center and the political theory field. The fellowship can be extended for the 2021–22 academic year, and the appointment will begin in August 2020.
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.
Applications are evaluated on the basis of:
- the significance of the proposed research;
- the quality of the applicant’s past research;
- the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future;
- and the contribution the applicant is likely to make to the intellectual life of the Center.
Applicants should submit the following materials, as a single PDF file, to CSLD@wisc.edu:
- a cover letter outlining a research agenda for the next two years
- a CV;
- one writing sample (10,000 word maximum);
- 2 sample syllabi;
- and 3 letters of recommendation (sent separately if necessary).
Please address any inquiries to:
The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020 for appointments beginning in August. Awards will be announced no later than April 2020.
The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks to promote appreciation and critical understanding of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy while advancing intellectual diversity. These principles and institutions include constitutionalism and rule of law, the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order, the place and role of religion in liberal democracies, and competition between liberal democracy and competing ideologies, including various forms of autocracy and new political religions.
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