Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship in American History

The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri invites applications for the Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship in History for the 2016-2017 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Kinder Institute is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to revitalizing teaching and scholarship on American political thought and history, broadly understood to include the origins and development of the nation’s constitutional and democratic traditions as well as their application and reinterpretation in later periods and around the world.

The Kinder Postdoctoral Fellow will teach three history courses per year on subjects appropriate to the Institute’s mission, as well as conduct research. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at the University of Missouri during the academic year, contributing to the life of the History Department and participating in Kinder Institute discussions and events. We are interested in applicants whose research would be enriched by drawing on the university’s intellectual resources and especially in scholars who would benefit from collaborating with one or more current MU faculty members.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the websites of the Kinder Institute and the MU History Department for information on current faculty research interests and to contact potential faculty collaborators directly.

The Kinder Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 plus full benefits and be provided with office space and staff support. Additional funds for travel and research are also available from the Kinder Institute and the university.

A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2016.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Application date
1 Mar 2016
1 academic year, renewable
America United States Mid-West / Plains
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 50.000 + benefits