Apply Now: Visiting Fellowships at the Civitas Institute at the University of Texas-Austin

Apply Now: Visiting Fellowships at the Civitas Institute,
University of Texas-Austin


The University of Texas at Austin’s Civitas Institute invites college and university professors and other professionals with established scholarly records to apply for appointments as Visiting Fellows for the University of Texas at Austin 2023-2024 academic year.

The Civitas Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is a community whose members study the foundations of the American constitutional republic to advance human flourishing in a free society. The Institute forms thoughtful leaders through a civic education that prizes careful study of the American story as well as wisdom for how to live a good life. While political polarization threatens American civic life, Civitas advances the virtues of civil discourse. The Institute organizes its work around three pillars of the American constitutional republic: liberty and civic virtue, constitutionalism and the rule of law, and markets and enterprise and values reasoned deliberation, intellectual curiosity, and free speech.

The Civitas Visiting Fellowship supports scholars whose work advances Civitas’s core themes, thoughtful analysis, and clear writing. As a Civitas Visiting Fellow, you will devote your time to your proposed research; you will be in residence for the duration of your appointment. The Institute invites you to contribute to the life of the Institute by attending or participating in Institute programs such as public lectures and colloquia. In addition, Civitas Fellows participate regularly in Fellows’ gatherings.

The position is a 12-month fellowship; fellows will normally be in residence in Austin during the fall and spring semesters. Compensation determined in coordination with a fellow’s home institution. Selected candidates will submit a confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (August 2022-May 2023) or else provide written authorization for the University of Texas at Austin to confirm salary for the current academic year.


Civitas Visiting Fellows must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Doctorate must have been received at least three years prior to state date at UT, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit:

  1. a cover letter including a reflection on how—and why—you connect with Civitas’s mission;
  2. a scholarly paper written in the last three years;
  3. a curriculum vitae;
  4. a project proposal divided into
    1. a narrative of 1500 words or less that explains the aim and value of your project to scholars, general audiences, or both; explains what prepares you to take up this project; clearly explains any technical terms
    2. a work plan of 500 words or less that addresses the state of the project, timeline, and reasons to expect success;
  5. and contact information for three references.

Please address inquiries to:
Sarah Beth V. Kitch
Associate Director
Civitas Institute
University of Texas at Austin

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For priority consideration, submit your application materials by 11:59 pm Central Time, Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The fellowship committee will review applications until positions are full.



From the program

Launched in the summer of 2022, the Civitas Institute is a community of scholars committed to exploring the ideas and institutions that sustain a free society and enable individuals to flourish. We value independent thought, civil discourse, free speech, reasoned deliberation, and intellectual curiosity. Our programs facilitate inquiry into the foundational principles of a free and enduring society: individual rights and civic virtue, constitutionalism and the rule of law, and free enterprise and markets.

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