Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies at Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University - Rappahanock Hall

Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies at Christopher Newport University


Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in American Studies, effective August 2023. The successful candidate will hold a concurrent title as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate doctorate by August 2023, a teaching/research focus and expertise in the one of the following areas: the American constitutional tradition, America’s intellectual history, public law in the United States, the judiciary, American diplomacy, America’s national security policies or grand strategy, or contemporary constitutional issues.

The successful candidate must be academically qualified and prepared to teach in the American Studies core, including AMST 100, the foundations of America, and at least one of the following courses: AMST 120 Encounters with the Constitution; AMST 200, the evolution of America; AMST 300, a course that focuses on America’s role in the world; as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s expertise.

The Center for American Studies is an interdisciplinary center that promotes teaching and scholarship on America’s founding principles and history, economic foundations, and national security. The nominal teaching load for the Post-Doctoral Fellow is 2-2. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

To apply, please provide:

  1. a letter of interest;
  2. a resume or current curriculum vitae;
  3. academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening);
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus;
  6. evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available);
  7. and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Click here to learn more and apply >>

Review of applications begins January 24, 2023.



About the Department

The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University is composed of 16 faculty and offers a second major and a minor in Leadership Studies, and a major and minor in American Studies. The Leadership Studies minor won the Outstanding Leadership Program Award in 2019 from the Association of Leadership Educators. The second major in Leadership Studies began in the Fall 2020 semester.

Learn more about the Department of Leadership and American Studies >>



Facebook iconTwitter iconFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about lectures, publications, podcasts, and events related to American political thought, United States history, and the Western tradition!



Want to help the Jack Miller Center transform higher education? Donate today.