The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia: Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer
The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy (PCD) in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, a JMC partner program, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and lecturer position.
PCD’s mission is to promote scholarship and undergraduate teaching that is informed by political theory and that focuses on the American political tradition. PCD is directed by JMC board member James W. Ceaser and JMC fellow Danielle Charette and the Postdoctoral Research Associate will report to Professor Ceaser. For more information about the program, please consult their website.
Postdoctoral Research Associates will conduct their own research, participate in PCD programming, and teach one undergraduate course per semester, either “The American Political Tradition” (PLAP 2250) or “American Political Economy” (PLAP 3400). These courses require as background a concentration in political theory and/or an approach to American politics focusing on American political thought and American political development. The opportunity to teach an advanced seminar on a specialized topic may also be available.
The anticipated start date is August 25, 2024. Applicants must complete all requirements for their PhD, including a successful defense, prior to start date. The initial appointment is for 1 year; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.
Applicants must complete all requirements for their PhD, including a successful defense, prior to start date.
Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
- A cover letter;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a brief statement of research interest;
- a writing sample (no more than 25 pages);
- and contact information for three references.
Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About the program:
The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia, a JMC partner program, promotes scholarship and undergraduate teaching that are informed by political theory and by the political science of the American Founding. Since its founding in 2006 by Professor of Politics James W. Ceaser, PCD has sought to revive the spirit and intent of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s “Rockfish Gap Report” (1818), which recommends a curriculum of political studies for higher education that is designed to foster an enlightened body of citizens for a liberal democracy. The program regularly offers two undergraduate courses, open to all students in the University: “American Political Tradition,” and “American Political Economy.”
About the school:
The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. The school was designed as a public university meant to advance human knowledge, educate leaders, and cultivate an informed citizenry.
The University boasts nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. The community and culture of the University are enriched by active student self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA Division I Athletics program.
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