Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy: Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Political History
The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of yearly renewal through AY 2024-25.
Founded in 2014, the Kinder Institute is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center at MU dedicated to promoting research and teaching on the philosophical foundations and complex history of constitutional democracy, with particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their reverberation across time and around the globe.
A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2022. Candidates’ work should align with the Kinder Institute’s scholarly mission, and the Institute is especially interested in applicants whose research is very strongly rooted in the political or intellectual history of 18th or 19th-century America, broadly construed, and would be enriched by working with a faculty mentor or mentors at the Kinder Institute and the MU Department of History.
Teaching duties will be 3 courses per year, determined jointly by the Kinder Institute and History Department, and will include the small, discussion-based undergraduate seminars on the era of the American Revolution and/or the Early American Republic that are part of the core curriculum for the Kinder Institute’s Constitutional Democracy B.A. The position comes with a research budget and private office space in historic Jesse Hall, in addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. in History or American Studies, completed by August 2022.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A letter of interest;
- a research proposal of no more than 10 pages;
- a curriculum vitae;
- two emblematic examples of written scholarship (preferably published or publishable chapters or articles);
- if you have had the opportunity to teach or design your own course, please include a syllabus for that as well;
- and three letters of recommendation, sealed or under separate cover, or emailed directly by the referee.
All materials should be sent to Kinder Institute Associate Director and Professor of History Jeffrey L. Pasley, electronically at PasleyJ@missouri.edu, using “Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line, or by post to:
Jeffrey L. Pasley
Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
University of Missouri, 409 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
About the program:
The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the Columbia campus, jointly operated by faculty from the Political Science and History Departments, in cooperation with other scholars across campus. It is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement on the subjects of American political thought, history, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their continued global impact and relevance today. It was created in 2015 by a generous gift from the Kinder Foundation, a family philanthropic foundation started by Rich and Nancy Kinder of Houston, Texas.
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