FEATURED JOB: Kinder Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History - History/Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri - Columbia

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Kinder Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History

University of Missouri - Columbia


The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri is currently accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in American Political History, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of yearly renewal through AY 2024-25. Founded in 2014, the Kinder Institute is an interdisciplinary, signature academic center at MU dedicated to promoting research and teaching on the philosophical foundations and complex history of constitutional democracy, with particular emphasis on the ideas and events of the American Founding and their reverberation across time and around the globe. A Ph.D. in History or American Studies is required by the time the fellowship begins in August 2022. Candidates’ work should align with the Kinder Institute’s scholarly mission, and we are especially interested in applicants whose research is very strongly rooted in the political or intellectual history of 18th or 19th-century America, broadly construed, and would be enriched by working with a faculty mentor or mentors at the Kinder Institute and the MU Department of History. Teaching duties will be 3 courses per year, determined jointly by the Kinder Institute and History Department, and will include the small, discussion-based undergraduate seminars on the era of the American Revolution and/or the Early American Republic that are part of the core curriculum for the Kinder Institute’s Constitutional Democracy B.A. The position comes with a research budget and private office space in historic Jesse Hall, in addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please submit the following materials: a letter of interest, research proposal of no more than 10 pages, curriculum vitae, and two emblematic examples of written scholarship (preferably published or publishable chapters or articles). If you have had the opportunity to teach or design your own course, please include a syllabus for that as well. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of recommendation, sealed or under separate cover, or emailed directly by the referee. All materials should be sent to Kinder Institute Associate Director and Professor of History Jeffrey L. Pasley, electronically at PasleyJ@missouri.edu, using “Kinder Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line, or by post to: Jeffrey L. Pasley, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, 409 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.



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Prof. Jeffrey L. Pasley, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, 409 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, Email: PasleyJ@missouri.edu, Phone: 573-529-3163 

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