UW-Madison Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Theory

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy (CSLD) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political theory for the academic year running from August 20, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Housed in the Department of Political Science, the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy promotes the study and critical appreciation of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy, including, but not limited to, constitutionalism and rule of law, the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order, the place and role of religion in liberal democracies, and the relationship between liberty and equality.

Eligible applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. by the date of application, and no earlier than August 15, 2016. The fellow will receive a stipend of $48,000 per year as well as research funds and benefits. The fellow will teach one course per semester in either the Department of Political Science or the Integrated Liberal Studies program, will assist with the CSLD’s programming, and will take an active part in the workshops, conferences, and intellectual life of the Center and the political theory field. The fellowship can be extended for the 2020-2021 academic year, and the appointment will begin in August 2019.

Applications are evaluated on the basis of

  • (1) the significance of the proposed research;
  • (2) the quality of the applicant’s past research;
  • (3) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future; and
  • (4) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to intellectual life of the Center.

How to apply

Complete applications will include:

  • a cover letter outlining a research agenda for the next two years
  • CV
  • one writing sample (10,000 word maximum)
  • 2 sample syllabi
  • 3 letters of recommendation (sent separately if necessary).

Submit all applications materials as a single .pdf to csld@wisc.edu.

The deadline for application materials is January 15, 2019 for appointments beginning in August 2019. Awards will be announced no later than April 2019.

Please address any inquiries to:

Richard Avramenko
Director of the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
E-mail: avramenko@wisc.edu
Web address: http://csld.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin Madison is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application date
1 academic year
Social sciences : Political science