Western & American Political Thought Postdoc Opening at Furman

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Furman University Opening: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Western and American Political Thought


The Tocqueville Program at Furman University invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Western and American Political Thought to begin in August 2018. Housed in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, the Tocqueville Program exists to encourage serious and open engagement with the moral questions at the heart of political life through the study of classic texts of the Western and American political and philosophic tradition. We encourage applicants whose teaching philosophy and research agenda fit with this mission. The PhD degree (in hand or expected by the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year) is a required qualification.

Responsibilities and Duties

The teaching load for the Postdoctoral Fellow will be three courses per academic year; courses to be taught include American Political Thought, Introduction to Political Thought, and other upper-level Political Thought courses as needed by the Department of Politics and International Affairs. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also participate actively in the Tocqueville Program’s activities and contribute to its administration as needed.


Applicants should submit:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2.  Cover Letter
  3. Sample Work
  4. Additional Document

Equal Opportunity Employer

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

About Furman

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

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