The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy (PCD) in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and lecture position. PCD's mission is to promote scholarship and undergraduate teaching that is informed by political theory and that focuses on the American political tradition. PCD is directed by Professors James W. Ceaser and Rita Koganzon. For more information about the program, please consult our website at http://pcd.virginia.edu.
Postdoctoral Research Associates will conduct their own research, participate in PCD programming, and teach one undergraduate course per semester, either "The American Political Tradition" (PLAP 2250) or "American Political Economy" (PLAP 3500). These courses require as background a concentration in political theory and/or an approach to American politics focusing on American political thought and American political development. The opportunity to teach an advanced seminar on a specialized topic may also be available.
Applicants must complete all requirements for their PhD, including a successful defense, prior to start date.
The initial appointment is for 1 year; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional year contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. The position is available starting from January 2021 or August 2021.
Pay is competitive, and benefits are included.
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