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Overhead lighting shines down upon rows of books shelved in one of the many maze-like "stacks" in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 18, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Visiting Scholars

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy is now accepting visiting scholar applications for the 2019-2020 term.

Visiting Scholars

The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy invites college and university professors and with established records of scholarship to apply for appointments as Visiting Scholars for the academic year running from August 20, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

All Visiting Scholars will spend an academic year in residence at UW-Madison. They enjoy access to the Memorial Union and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University. Visiting Scholars are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are, however, expected to attend or to participate in various activities of the Center, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. All CSLD Visiting Scholars must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. Visiting Scholars normally receive a stipend of up to one-half their academic-year salary. The fellows’ home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their academic-year salaries in addition to all benefits.

Applications are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance of the proposed research; (2) the quality of the applicant’s past research; (3) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future; and (4) the contribution the applicant is likely to make to intellectual life of the Center.

How to apply

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an application to:

csld@wisc.edu. A complete application includes 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 that indicates the applicant’s salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Center.

The deadline for application materials is January 15, 2019 for appointments beginning in August 2019. Awards will be announced no later than April 2019.

Please address any inquiries to:|
Richard Avramenko
Director of the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
E-mail: avramenko@wisc.edu
Web address: http://csld.wisc.edu

University of Wisconsin Madison is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.