Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program

Princeton, NJ
Sep 06, 2017
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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 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. How to apply: Applicants are required to submit an online application at . 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; * a confidential statement from home institution that indicates the applicant's salary for the current academic year, financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Program. The deadline for application materials is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2017 for appointments beginning in September 2018. Awards will be announced in March 2018. 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: Web address: