|Invitation for Visiting Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate Applications
The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University is dedicated to the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the fields of constitutional law and political thought. Sponsored by Princeton's Department of Politics, the Program seeks to enrich the intellectual life of Princeton students and faculty by exploring American constitutional principles and structures through research and public discussion.
The Program invites college and university professors and other professionals with established records of scholarship to apply for appointments as Visiting Fellows for the academic year running from September 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. One-semester appointments are possible but not preferred. Among the research fellowships offered are the Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellowship and the William E. Simon Visiting Fellowship in Religion and Public Life. The Program also invites applications for the Garwood Visiting Fellowship. The Garwood Visiting Fellowship can be for one semester or the academic year. Garwood Teaching Fellows teach at least one undergraduate course in the Department of Politics on statesmanship and presidential leadership, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. Depending on the needs of the University, additional teaching opportunities may be available, again subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
All James Madison Program Visiting Fellows will spend an academic year in residence at Princeton University. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University. Visiting Fellows are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are, however, encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Program, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. All James Madison Program Fellows must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. Visiting Fellows normally receive a stipend of one-half their academic-year salary plus a living allowance. The fellows’ home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their academic-year salaries in addition to all benefits.
Early-career scholars without ongoing positions, who have recently received their Ph.D. degree, may apply for fully funded, 12-month postdoctoral research associate appointments for the year running from September 1, 2016 to September 1, 2017, with the option of renewal for an additional academic year, contingent on good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment, and are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are also encouraged to attend or participate in various activities of the Program, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. Postdoctoral fellowship applicants are subject to Princeton University’s background check policy.
Applications for both positions are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance of the proposed research; (2) the quality of the applicant's past research; and (3) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future.
How to apply:
For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. To apply for a Visiting Fellow position please go to requisition 1500636; postdoctoral research associate applicants should apply to requisition 1500638. A complete application must include the following:
* a curriculum vitae;
* a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
* a statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research;
* contact information for two references;
* for visiting fellows, a confidential statement that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Program.
The deadline for application materials is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2015 for appointments beginning in September 2016. Awards will be announced in March 2016.
Please address any inquiries to:
Bradford P. Wilson, Ph.D.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy..
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