Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Princeton, NJ
Posted
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University


Department
Politics - 22500

Position Summary
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.

The Program invites recent Ph.D. recipients to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates for the year from September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2018 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.

How to apply:
For full consideration, applicants should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu by December 1, 2016; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled. Awards will be announced in March 2017.

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.
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
Web address: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison/

Essential Qualifications
All James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a Ph.D. degree.

Preferred Qualifications


Directory Title
James Madison Program Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Function
Regular Professional Research
Grade
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full-time/Part-time
Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
No
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Bibliography/Publications List
Writing Sample
Other Document 1
Proposed Start Date
09-01-2017
End Date, if a Term Appointment
09-01-2018
Comments related to end date:
For the year from September 1, 2017 to September 1, 2018 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent on good performance.
EEO Statement
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. EEO IS THE LAW

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