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 fellows

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, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  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. 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.

Postdoctoral research associates

The Program invites recent Ph.D. recipients to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates or more senior for the year from September 1, 2018 to September 1, 2019 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-graduate 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 contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future.

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

Application date
1 Dec 2017
Date of residence
1 Sep 2017
Duration
Visiting fellows: 1 academic year; research associates: 1 year
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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