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Post Doctoral Fellow - Political Science

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Clemson University
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Brackett Hall, Clemson University

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Political Science

Location:
Brackett Hall, Clemson University
Open Date:
May 26, 2022
Description:

The Lyceum Program at Clemson University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Science to begin in August 2022, pending finalization of funding.

Housed in the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC), the Lyceum Program exists to study the moral and political foundations of a free society through the study of classic texts of the Western (including ancient) and American political and philosophic tradition. We encourage applicants whose teaching philosophy and research agenda fit with this mission. The PhD degree (in hand or expected by the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year) is a required qualification.

The teaching load for the Postdoctoral Fellow(s) will be three to four courses per academic year. The Fellow(s) will be expected to teach introduction to Political Theory and may also be asked to teach other upper-level courses in Political Theory or in a secondary field as needed by the Lyceum Program and the Department of Political Science. They will also be expected to pursue an active research, writing, and publishing agenda. The Fellow(s) will also be expected to participate in the Lyceum Program's Socratic Tutoring program by being a faculty mentor to a small number of Lyceum Scholar students each semester. Finally, the Postdoctoral Fellow(s) will also participate actively in the activities of the Lyceum Program and the CISC and contribute to their administration as needed.

Clemson University is the Land Grant University for the State of South Carolina and is located within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains 30 miles southwest of Greenville. The Department offers a BA and BS in Political Science, a Ph.D. in Policy Studies, and a Master’s in Public Administration.

 


Qualifications:

The PhD degree (in hand or expected by the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year) is a required qualification.


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Cover Letter; 3) Three Letters of Recommendation; 4) A Writing Sample; 5) Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/107481

To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by June 17, 2022.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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