James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions Visiting Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates

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.

Visiting Fellowship

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, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  One-semester appointments are possible but not preferred. Depending on the needs of the University, teaching opportunities may be available, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

All James Madison Program Visiting Fellows will spend an academic year (10-month term) 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. Positions are open to all regardless of citizenship. 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.

How to apply

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an online application.

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;
  • a confidential statement from home institution that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, 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, 2018 for appointments beginning in September 2019. Awards will be announced in March 2019 or before.

Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellowship

The Program invites college and university professors and other professionals with established records of scholarship to apply for appointment as Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellow for the academic year running from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The Garwood Visiting Teaching Fellowship can be for one semester or the academic year.  Garwood Visiting Fellows teach at least one undergraduate course on statesmanship and presidential leadership in Princeton University’s Department of Politics, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty.  Depending on the needs of the University, additional teaching opportunities may be available, again subject to enrollment and approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

James Madison Program Fellows will spend their Fellowship in residence at Princeton University. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University, and are 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. Positions are open to all regardless of citizenship. 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.

How to apply

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an online application. 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;
  • a confidential statement from home institution that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, 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, 2018 for appointments beginning in September 2019. Awards will be announced in March 2019 or before.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Program invites recent Ph.D. recipients to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates or more senior researchers for the year from September 1, 2019 to September 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent on good performance. All James Madison Program postdocs are expected to be in residence at Princeton University for the duration of the appointment. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. They enjoy access to Firestone Library and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University. Depending on the needs of the University, teaching opportunities may be available, subject to the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. Postdoctoral Research Associates 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-student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures.

The position is a fully funded, 12-month postdoctoral research associate appointment with benefits. All James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a Ph.D. degree. Applications 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 future contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education.

Positions are open to all regardless of citizenship. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

How to apply

For full consideration, applicants should submit an online application by December 1, 2018; applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled. Awards will be announced in March 2019 or before. To apply for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position, go directly to the link. 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.

Inquiries

Please address any inquiries to:

Bradford P. Wilson, Ph.D., Executive Director

James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Princeton University
83 Prospect Avenue
Princeton, NJ 08540
E-mail: bpwilson@princeton.edu (link sends e-mail) / Web address: http://j (link is external)mp.princeton.edu

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application date
1 Dec 2018
Date of residence
1 Sep 2019
Duration
Visiting fellows: 10 months; research associates: 12 months
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Discipline
Social sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Political science Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
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