Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship in APT and Constitutionalism at the University of Missouri

University of Missouri (Townsend Hall)

Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Political Thought and Constitutionalism


The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is currently accepting applications for a 2020-21 Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political Thought and Constitutionalism, with the possibility of renewal for the 2021-22 academic year.

A Ph.D. in Political Science or Government is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2020. Candidates’ work should align broadly with the Kinder Institute’s scholarly mission. The Fellowship is a full-time position that comes with a competitive salary, university benefits, an office at the Kinder Institute, and dedicated funds for conference travel, research, and other professional expenses. Funds are also available to help offset moving costs.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two classes in the Fall 2020 semester and one class in the Spring 2021 semester. At least one of these courses will either be “Intellectual World of the American Founders” or “Constitutional Debates,” small, discussion-based seminars associated with the common curriculum for the new B.A. in Constitutional Democracy.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. in Political Science or Government, completed by August 2020.

Application Requirements

Applications should consist of the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest;
  2. a research proposal;
  3. curriculum vitae;
  4. teaching evaluations (if available);
  5. and the names of two scholarly references.

Applications and inquiries should be sent electronically to Kinder Institute Director and Professor of Political Science, Justin Dyer, at, using “Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line.

Review of applications is ongoing and will 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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