Lyceum Program: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science
The Lyceum Program at Clemson University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science to begin in August 2022, pending finalization of funding.
Housed in the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC), the Lyceum Program exists to study the moral and political foundations of a free society through the study of classic texts of the Western (including ancient) and American political and philosophic tradition.
The program encourages applicants whose teaching philosophy and research agenda fit with this mission. The Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year) is a required qualification.
The teaching load for the Postdoctoral Fellow(s) will be three to four courses per academic year. The Fellow(s) will be expected to teach “Introduction to Political Theory” and may also be asked to teach other upper-level courses in Political Theory or in a secondary field as needed by the Lyceum Program and the Department of Political Science. They will also be expected to pursue an active research, writing, and publishing agenda.
The Fellow(s) will also be expected to participate in the Lyceum Program’s Socratic Tutoring program by being a faculty mentor to a small number of Lyceum Scholar students each semester. Finally, the Postdoctoral Fellow(s) will also participate actively in the activities of the Lyceum Program and the CISC and contribute to their administration as needed.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. completed by the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter;
- a writing sample;
- teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
- and three letters of recommendation.
To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by June 17, 2022.
About the program:
Open to incoming freshmen, the Lyceum Program, a JMC partner program, is the first college program in the United States to use a Great Books approach to studying liberty, capitalism, the American Founding, and moral character. All Lyceum Scholars are assigned faculty “Socratic Tutors” who guide their intellectual development for their entire four-year education. The Program draws inspiration from the Lyceum School founded by Aristotle in ancient Greece. Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism.
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