Political Theory Postdoc Opportunity at the University of Wisconsin

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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 2017-18.

Application deadline is January 15, 2017.


Housed in the Department of Political Science, the CSLD 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; the relationship between liberty and equality. Candidates whose teaching and research explore principles of classical liberalism, especially issues pertaining to the First Amendment will be given special consideration.

Eligible applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. by August 15, 2017, but no earlier than August 15, 2014. 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, assist with the CSLD’s programming, and take an active part in the workshops, conferences, and intellectual life of the political theory field. The appointment will begin in August 2017 with an opportunity for renewal for the 2018-2019 academic year.

More information about the CSLD is available here. Applicants may apply by emailing their documents as one pdf to: csld1776@gmail.com. Complete applications will include a cover letter outlining a research agenda for the next two years, CV, one writing sample (10,000 word maximum), two sample syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2017. The University of Wisconsin is an EOE/AA Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. CBC must be completed prior to hiring.