Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships

University of Texas at Austin in Texas

Deadline February 28, 2014
Date Posted February 5, 2014
Type Post-doc
Salary 47,000-48,500
Employment Type Full-time

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for two postdoctoral teaching fellowships to be funded by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching Americas Founding Principles and History. We seek applicants from the fields of political philosophy, American political thought, the history of economic thought, and the history of religious thought in America and/or its intellectual origins, especially in the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.
The Thomas Jefferson Centers program in the great books is centered on a 6-course certificate, including courses in literature, history, philosophy, political theory, and religious thought. The fellow will teach one course each semester. The appointment will be for one year with a possible renewal for a second year.
Applicants should have a broad background in the interdisciplinary study of the great books. They should have received their Ph.D. on or after August 1, 2007 or should complete it by August 1, 2014. They may not hold a tenured position elsewhere. The stipend is $48,500 plus benefits and the term of appointment is September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015.
To apply, please send one copy each of: a CV, a letter explaining research interests and plans, astatement of interest in teaching the great books in a multi-disciplinary setting, evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and a research paper or other suitable evidence of scholarship. Three letters of reference, in envelopes signed over the seal, should be enclosed within the application. Please also fill out and include an application form available at our website: All materials should be sent to: Post-Doctoral Search, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas, 158 W 21st St., Stop C4100, Austin, Texas 78712. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014. Please address any questions to:
Thomas L. Pangle
Joe R. Long Endowed Chair in Democratic Studies
Department of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas