Apply Now: Lyceum Visiting Scholar at Clemson University

Tillman Hall, Clemson University

Lyceum Program:  Visiting Scholar


The Lyceum Program at Clemson University invites applications for a Visiting Scholar.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the running of the Lyceum Scholars Program. A second purpose is to develop the offerings of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

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.

Administrative duties include: 1) evaluating Lyceum program applications, 2) helping plan and organize Lyceum program academic and social events, 3) recruiting Lyceum scholarship recipients, and 4) recruiting and developing current Clemson students for the Lyceum Fellows program.

Teaching duties include: per academic department credential, teach 3-4 Lyceum Program classes per year (not to exceed 6 credit hours per semester) under guidance of CISC Executive Director and Assistant Director for relevant academic department home of Lyceum Program classes. Hold regular office hours for students.

Additionally, the Scholar will serve as Socratic Tutor for 6-8 Lyceum program students per semester, meeting each for 60 minutes every other week and will read, edit, and comment on written work for fellow CISC staff.


Applicants should have:

  1. 1st Doctoral / Professional Degree – Relevant Academic Field (preferably Political Theory, Philosophy, Constitutional Law, or Intellectual History)
  2. Work Exp 1+ years in similar academic program (2+ years preferred)

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The application deadline is April 14, 2024.



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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