Apply Now: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Classics, History, Literature, Law, and Political Science at the University of Florida

University of Florida: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Classics, History, Literature, Law, and Political Science


The Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education at the University of Florida is a multidisciplinary university center that conducts teaching, research, and public programming concerning the ideas, traditions, and texts that form the foundations of Western Civilization and the American political order.

The Center invites recent Ph.D. (or relevant terminal degree) recipients to apply for one-year appointments as Postdoctoral Fellows for the period from August 24, 2022, to August 23, 2023, or from January 1 to December 31, 2023. Start and end dates are flexible.

The appointment may be extended up to two additional years at the discretion of the Director of the Hamilton Center. Postdocs are expected be in-residence in Gainesville or the local vicinity, or demonstrate the ability to be on campus daily, to fulfill responsibilities relating to teaching, in-person participation, office hours, etc. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Hamilton Center appointment. They enjoy access to the university library system and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University.

Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to devote full time to their work at the Center. This work will include teaching one limited-enrollment course (no more than 20 students) per semester or spending equivalent time on administrative responsibilities, assisting with other courses as needed, and pursuing individual research. They are also encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Center including faculty-student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. The position is a fully funded, 12-month postdoctoral fellow appointment with benefits. Relocation allowance is negotiable.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. or the equivalent terminal degree for their discipline by appointment date.


Applications are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance of the proposed research; (2) the quality of the applicant’s past research (dissertation and/or scholarly publications); and (3) the future contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education. The Center is flexible as to areas of discipline, but the primary focus of the postdoctoral program will be classics, history, literature, law, philosophy, and political science.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include the following:

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. a scholarly paper, dissertation, and/or publication written within the past three years;
  3. a statement of no more than 1,500 words describing the proposed research;
  4. and contact information for two references.

Please address any inquiries to:
John Stinneford, Director,
Hamilton Center for Classical and Civic Education
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

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For priority consideration, please submit all materials by August 16, 2022.



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