Postdoctoral Position in Political Theory

Job description

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Position in Political Theory


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



FLSA Status:

Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time

Primary Function:

The Department of Politics at The University of the South seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political theory to begin August 2021. The Department is also hiring for a postdoctoral position in public policy, so academic couples are welcome to apply.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

The teaching load is reduced to three courses per year. New faculty members have opportunity for teaching mentoring through the Center for Teaching and designing community engagement curricula through collaboration with the Carnegie-recognized Office of Community Engagement, In addition to the ability to teach introductory courses in political theory, we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach upper-level courses in their area of specialization and connect them to our existing major concentrations.


Ph.D. preferred; ABDs welcome to apply.


Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

Special Instructions:

For preliminary review, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted) and statement demonstrating how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented in a particular area of study, training, or other experience. These materials should be submitted through the application portal by December 15, 2020.

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and other University facilities.

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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