University of Wisconsin–Madison
Soon to be legacy, rows of card catalogue drawers are pictured in the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 29, 2012. in May 2012, the library will remove the last of its card catalogues, completing a quarter-century transition to an online record system for books, journals and more. One row of built-in cases will remain as part of a historic display. More than 100 cases are being sold through UW Surplus With A Purpose (SWAP), and 6,700 drawers of cards are being recycled. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral fellowship applications for the 2017-18 term are closed.

Housed in the Department of Political Science, the CSLD promotes the study and critical appreciation of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy, including, but not limited to, constitutionalism and rule of law; the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order; the place and role of religion in liberal democracies; the relationship between liberty and equality. Candidates whose teaching and research explore principles of classical liberalism, especially issues pertaining to the First Amendment will be given special consideration.

Eligible applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. by August 15, 2017, but no earlier than August 15, 2014. The fellow will receive a stipend of $48,000 per year as well as research funds and benefits. The fellow will teach one course per semester in either the Department of Political Science and/or the Integrated Liberal Studies program, assist with the CSLD’s programming, and take an active part in the workshops, conferences, and intellectual life of the political theory field. The appointment will begin in August 2017 with an opportunity for renewal for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Complete applications will include:

  • a cover letter outlining a research agenda for the next two years
  • CV
  • one writing sample (10,000 word maximum)
  • two sample syllabi
  • teaching evaluations (if available)
  • three letters of recommendation

The University of Wisconsin is an EOE/AA Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. CBC must be completed prior to hiring.