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University of Missouri (Townsend Hall)

Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy:  Postdoctoral Fellowship in U.S. History


The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri invites applications from early career historians for its U.S. History Post-Doctoral Fellowship. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a total of three years.

The Institute seeks a historian of U.S. political history (broadly defined) that works in the 1750-1900 period, with a preference for candidates whose research focuses on women’s history. Teaching duties will be 3 courses per year, determined jointly by the Kinder Institute and the Mizzou History department, and will include the small, discussion-based undergraduate seminars on early U.S. history that are part of the core curriculum for the Kinder Institute’s Constitutional Democracy B.A.

Ability to teach in the Institute’s Atlantic MA program is also desired. The position comes with a research budget and private office space in historic Jesse Hall, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in History in hand by August 1, 2024.  

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following to Jordan Pellerito (

  1. a cover letter describing their past and present research and teaching;
  2. a current curriculum vitae;
  3. and two letters of recommendation sent directly, also to Jordan Pellerito.

Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair Marcus Nevius at

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The application deadline is January 19, 2024.



From the program:

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, 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 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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